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Injured worker lifted off building deck

Original post made on Mar 29, 2013

Palo Alto firefighters on Thursday rescued a construction worker who fell off the framing of an El Camino Way building and landed on the building's second-floor deck.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 29, 2013, 9:29 AM

Comments (10)

Posted by Michael, a resident of Portola Valley
on Mar 29, 2013 at 10:19 am

We were driving by on El Camino and noticed the number of rescue vehicles. Thank you for printing this event and thank goodness the worker didn't seem to be seriously hurt. We would also like to thank the PAFD for the great service they provide.


Posted by Raymond, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Mar 29, 2013 at 10:51 am

When will OSHA arrive to investigate?


Posted by Sonny, a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

@Raymond,
OSHA is scheduled to come in on April 1st, weather permitting.


Posted by Winter, a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 29, 2013 at 11:38 am

Sonny - you seem to know something of the facts here - ie when OSHA will be on the site. I would like to talk to OSHA about what I saw on site earlier in the day of the accident. Do you have any idea of how to contact the right person at OSHA or who would know? Thax.


Posted by Carlito Waysman, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 29, 2013 at 11:46 am

It doesn't come as a big surprise, wherever this Builder(Vance Brown) is involved, accidents will happen due to them pushing the work schedules beyond what is real and acceptable and throwing the safety regulations to the side.


Posted by Josh, a resident of Stanford
on Mar 29, 2013 at 11:52 am

Didn't the builder Vance Brown have a worker die when they were building the Stanford Stadium?


Posted by Arugula, a resident of another community
on Mar 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Isn't Vance Brown the builder the Peery Foundation wants to use for the Paly gym?


Posted by Suehaloo, a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Mar 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm

We have worked on many jobs over the years for Vance Brown. They have never asked us to compromise on safety or schedule. They do, however, have high standards of performance for their subcontractors and they reward those companies that meet their standards. They are one of the few General Contractors that we look forward to working for. My prayers are with the injured worker and I am grateful for the excellent firefighters and paramedics who came to his rescue.


Posted by Geoffrey of Monmouth, a resident of Midtown
on Apr 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by Billionaires take over, a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 24, 2013 at 7:13 pm

The close alliance of the three powerful billionaires Arrillaga and Peery and Stanford exercises a lot of control over our cities, Palo Alto, Stanford and Menlo Park.
Did you notice how the Palo Alto Assistant City Manager promoted the huge, huge, project Stanford plus Arrillaga wanted at 27 University Ave?


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