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Construction worker injured at Ridgefield job site flown to hospital


By Jessica Prokop, Columbian Courts Reporter



A construction worker who suffered serious injuries Friday morning when he fell from the top of a two-story house in Ridgefield was flown via helicopter to a local hospital.

The man, identified by Ridgefield police as 55-year-old Rodrigo Baltazar-Martinez, was in critical condition late Friday afternoon, according to a hospital spokesman.

Police and first responders with Clark County Fire & Rescue were called at about 8:45 a.m. to the area of North 35th Avenue and Pioneer Canyon Drive for a man who fell off the roof of an under-construction, two-story house.

Division Chief Tim Dawdy said paramedics began treating the man at the scene but, due to the serious nature of his injuries, activated LifeFlight.

He was flown to the trauma center at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Dawdy said.

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