Gastonia Man Falls At Construction Site

GASTONIA, NC– A construction worker is recovering tonight after falling 12-feet into the basement of an old hotel. It happened around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

The man was cutting into the concrete floor of the building, when the concrete broke lose.

“He just kind of surfed the concrete slab down the basement. He’s hurt, but best possible scenario he didn’t get crushed and that’s what we’re thankful for.”, said Nathan Kirby

Firefighters used a ladder truck to lower a stretcher into the hole and pull the man out. He’s expected to recover and be back on the job soon.