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3 firefighters, 1 person injured after staircase collapses at construction site



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One firefighter was taken by medical helicopter and two different firefighters and one civilian had been injured after what officers mentioned was a building web site accident in West Valley Metropolis Monday afternoon. (Jay Hancock, KSL-TV)

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WEST VALLEY CITY — The firefighter who was taken by medical helicopter after an accident at a building web site in West Valley Metropolis on Monday with severe accidents is bettering, officers mentioned. Two different firefighters and a girl additionally concerned within the incident had been handled and launched from the hospital, whereas one other firefighter continues to be being evaluated, officers mentioned.

The incident occurred at 1770 W. 4100 South when officers say the firefighters had been within the strategy of rescuing a 34-year-old lady who had fallen on the web site. An inside staircase collapsed in the course of the rescue, injuring all 4 concerned. It’s unclear which of the girl’s accidents had been sustained within the preliminary fall and which got here from the stair collapse, officers mentioned.

The firefighter who was taken by medical helicopter “suffered important accidents and has a methods to go, however is steadily bettering,” officers tweeted Monday night time. “Two different firefighters suffered much less severe accidents and have been handled and launched. One other firefighter who skilled the later onset of ache associated to the collapse is present process additional analysis.”

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