UPDATE: Worker taken to hospital after wall panel falls near St. Luke's

Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 09:51:29-04

BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE: One person was taken to the hospital by ambulance for foot injuries. Their condition has not been released as of 7:45 Friday morning.

A construction crane operator was called to lift the 2,000 pound wall panel that fell on the worker's foot.

ORIGINAL: Boise Fire Department rescue crews are right now on the scene of an industrial accident –- where a worker is trapped in a trench.

It’s happening at the intersection of Second and Fort Streets in Boise, near St. Luke’s hospital.

Fire Department spokesperson Char Jackson says a retaining wall has fallen on the worker’s foot and is trapping him in the trench.

She emphasized the trench has not collapsed.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

We have a crew on the way and will bring you the latest details as they become available.

(photo courtesy: Boise Fire Department)