Worker Injured in Scaffold Collapse

Fire crews said it looks like the man was underneath and the scaffolding or material fell on top of him

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    The entrance to the Office depot off Highland Avenue was barricaded with a huge pile of wood and construction debris Wednesday morning. Batt. A construction worker was trapped beneath late Tuesday. Chief Robert Hernandez spoke with NBC 7's Steven Luke in this report. (Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012)

    A construction worker was injured when a scaffold collapsed in front of a National City store.

    The entrance to the Office depot off Highland Avenue was barricaded with a huge pile of wood and construction debris Wednesday morning.

    Worker Injured in Scaffold Collapse

    [DGO] Worker Injured in Scaffold Collapse
    The entrance to the Office depot off Highland Avenue was barricaded with a huge pile of wood and construction debris Wednesday morning. Batt. A construction worker was trapped beneath late Tuesday. Chief Robert Hernandez spoke with NBC 7's Steven Luke in this report. (Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012)

    This was what was left of the scaffolding that was here as part of an exterior renovation.

    Firefighters got the call with reports of a collapse and a construction worker trapped beneath the pile around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

    They arrived to find that construction worker's colleagues frantically trying to dig out from underneath the debris.

    The first responders were able to jump in at that point and join the rescue effort.

    Firefighters say the man was working beneath the platform, which was set up as sort of a tunnel into the store - so the store could stay upon during the renovations.

    The victim was rushed to the trauma center at UCSD Medical Center.

    We have not heard an update to the nature of his injuries but at least one piece of good news related to his condition is the fact he was conscious upon arrival at the hospital.

    Cal OSHA and National City will be out here later in the day investigating exactly what happened. 

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