Worker hurt during construction of sheriff's office

A crew member working on the construction of the new Carson City Sheriff's Administration Building was injured Wednesday morning when he fell about one story through a hole.

Sheriff Ken Furlong said the accident involved a worker from Viper Steel Inc. who accidentally walked onto a piece of wood that was being cut. The person cutting the hole had stepped away to switch saw blades and the victim did not notice the area was being removed.

Furlong said the worker was alert and conscious when he was transported to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. The extent of his injures is unknown.

Investigators with the Occupational Safety Health Administration visited the job site Wednesday afternoon in response to the accident.

The new building, slated to open in the fall, is on schedule despite Wednesday's mishap, Furlong said.

Once the new, 40,000-square-foot building is finished, the current offices at 901 E. Musser St. will be demolished to make way for a parking lot.


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