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Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

Construction worker critically injured in fall at Eudora building site

January 30, 2013

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A construction worker was critically injured Wednesday morning in a fall at the building site of the Eudora Public Safety Building, at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Eudora. The man fell eight to 10 feet while working at the site, said Ken Keiter, Eudora Fire Chief.

The Eudora Fire Department and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded about 10 a.m. and took the injured man by ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Keiter said. A LifeStar helicopter ambulance was not available at the time of the accident because of weather conditions.

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redmoonrising 1 year, 2 months ago

Did anyone else find it ironic that he fell at the Eudora Public Safety Building?

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Steve Swaggerty 1 year, 2 months ago

One question. He only fell 8 to 10 feet. How did he sustain critical injuries? Did he land on his head?

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Starlight 1 year, 2 months ago

Lawrence Memorial Hospital to begin process to become trauma center A trip via air ambulance to a Kansas City area hospital may be less likely in future years for Douglas County residents who suffer trauma-level injuries in car accidents and other medical emergencies. By Chad Lawhorn

13 commentsBy Chad LawhornNovember 28, 2012 5:59 p.m.

Patience patients.

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thebcman 1 year, 2 months ago

According to eudorareporter.com "He apparently lost his footing on one of the beams and slipped on the ice"


Anybody else think it's not very safe to be working up on ice-covered beams on a windy day?

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mikekt 1 year, 2 months ago

You have to meet certain realistic costly 24hr per day surgical staffing needs, to be called a level one trauma center,..... and treat the most extensively injured of persons.

It's not like you can just make believe that you have a level one trauma center and hang out a shingle, like some politician balancing..... ?@$€¥!!!!!...,our imaginary republican state budget !!!!

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Paula Kissinger 1 year, 2 months ago

This is why I continue to say that St. Luke's needs to build a trauma center out south and run Gene Meyer and his dog and pony show out of business.

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horseshoehalo1 1 year, 2 months ago

Lawrence memorial is not a trauma center. Scooping them up after a TRAUMATIC accident and taking them to a trauma center saves time for the patient. Where as if he was takin to LMH they would have to wait for the transfer process between lmh and trauma center and in the end costing the patient more time and money. Better safe than sorry.

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consumer1 1 year, 2 months ago

Why do the taxpayers of the city of Lawrence have a public Hospital if no one is ever taken there? Seems wrong to take everyone who has an accident to The Hospitals in KC area. I hope this guy is going to be okay.

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