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A man working as a glazier on an Atlantic City hotel under construction was injured in a fall. He was installing windows on the Borgata Hotel & Casino. Rescue workers credit his safety harness for saving the construction workers life. The construction accident happened on Thursday.

Instead of falling to the ground, the man wound up wedged in a roughly 2-foot-wide space between the tower wall and a framework that holds the windows in place, according to Atlantic City Deputy Fire Chief Michael Mooney.

The glazier was pulled from the small space by fire officials after he was stabilized for possible injuries, he said. The glazier was placed on a stretcher and brought to the ground via a construction elevator, he said.

The man was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. The accident will be investigated by local officials and the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

If you would like to learn more about construction accidents, please visit InjuryBoard’s Worksite Injuries information page.

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