Worker Falls Off Balcony In Construction Accident

OCEAN CITY – A construction worker was injured at a project at 11th Street on Wednesday afternoon and fell to the ground multiple stories below.

Around 12:17 p.m. on Wednesday, the Ocean City Fire Department responded to a serious industrial construction accident at 11th Street and Edgewater Avenue.

According to Ocean City Fire Department Public Information Officer Ryan Whittington, a construction worker was injured by construction equipment at the project, causing serious injuries to his upper body.

The injured worker then fell from the third-floor balcony to the ground below.

Ocean City paramedics treated the priority-one male patient at the scene, and he was transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore by Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 4 with life-threatening injuries.

No update on the victim’s condition was known as of late Wednesday.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.