A construction worker was injured last week after falling several stories at a self-storage conversion project in West Hartford, Conn. The man was taken to a local hospital, where his injuries were deemed non-life-threatening, according to the source.
Emergency response teams were called to 1031 New Britain Ave. on May 6, just after 11 a.m. The former Bally’s Total Fitness, which had been vacant several years, sold in October to A Storage Solution LLC, which was transforming the building to self-storage space.
The man had been pouring concrete on an upper floor when he dropped through it, landing on wet concrete on the floor below. That level partially failed and sent him falling again. The fire department upgraded the incident to a “rescue alarm” and requested additional resources due to the building being considered unstable, according to Keith Albert, battalion chief for the West Hartford Fire Department.
The man was lifted to safety by a basket and cleansed of the wet concrete before transportation, Albert said. No one else was injured.
The incident is being investigated by the city’s building and police departments.
Based in West Hartford, A Storage Solution was founded in 2020.