A construction worker fell 15 feet from the Old Youngs Bay Bridge to a concrete pit below on Monday, leading to a temporary traffic stoppage.
The man was treated for chest trauma after falling from scaffolding onto the pit just before noon, Lewis and Clark Fire Chief Jeff Golightly said. Emergency personnel stabilized the man and used ropes to lower him down to a barge on Youngs Bay. The barge then took the man to shore, where he rode in an ambulance to Astoria Regional Airport and was taken by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital just after 1 p.m.
Authorities declined to publicly release the worker’s name.