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Construction worker airlifted after fall at Riverwalk

Rachel Southmayd
rsouthmayd@heraldonline.com
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    An ambulance waits at Riverwalk after a 35-year-old construction worker he fell approximately 30 feet. He was taken by helicopter to a Charlotte hospital.
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    A helicopter leaves Riverwalk to transport a 35-year-old construction worker to a Charlotte hospital after he fell approximately 30 feet.

A construction worker was flown to a Charlotte hospital after suffering "multiple injuries" from a fall on Wednesday morning in a Rock Hill neighborhood.

The man, 35, fell from a roof approximately 30 feet high, said Rock Hill fire battalion chief Rusty Myers. He was on the roof of a building in the Riverwalk development.

A helicopter was brought in to transport the man to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was treated for severe injuries.

OSHA officials were expected to investigate.

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