1 killed, 3 others hurt in construction accident in Sandy - KPTV - FOX 12

1 killed, 3 others hurt in construction accident in Sandy

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SANDY, OR (KPTV) -

A construction worker was killed working on a residential project near Sandy.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 45440 S.E. Jadrny Rd. at around 2:40 p.m. Friday.

Investigators said workers from Stalcup Roofing and Construction were installing trusses delivered by Pro Build. While they were being installed on the structure with a large crane, 13 trusses toppled over.

Deputies said one man was killed, and a second construction worker suffered serious injuries. The construction worker was flown to Oregon Health & Science University on Life Flight. His condition was not immediately available.

Two other workers at the scene were taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Their injuries were believed to be minor.

The crane operator and a fifth worker with Stalcup Roofing and Construction were not hurt, investigators said.

Members of the Sandy Fire District and Hoodland Fire Department also responded to the scene to try and help the patients.

The man who was killed has not yet been identified.

According to records obtained by FOX 12, the property owner bought the nearly five-acre piece of land more than two years ago. Neighbors said it essentially sat vacant until construction began earlier this summer.

Investigators with Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division were at the scene for several hours Friday trying to piece together how the accident happened.

A spokeswoman told FOX 12 that they'll be looking into whether equipment on site was being properly used and if safety protocols were in place.

The property owner declined to comment about what happened.

Stalcup Roofing and Construction and Pro Build could not be reached for comment.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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