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Rescue specialists from the Ottawa Fire Service were called Thursday afternoon after a man was struck by a beam at a construction site while he was about 13 meters below ground level.
The Rope Rescue Unit was called shortly before 3:00 p.m. to the site at Burnside and Lyndale Avenues in the Tunney’s Pasture area. After assessing the situation, crews descended with paramedics into the hole.
Around 3:30 p.m., rescuers “wrapped” the patient in preparation for moving him off the ground.
According to the Ottawa Paramedic Service, the man was transported to the trauma center in serious but stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. A paramedic spokesperson credited the man’s helmet with preventing more serious injuries.