Worker seriously injured in Riverdale construction fall

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A construction worker is described as "awake and alert" after a close call on Chicago's Far South Side.

Fire officials say the 47-year-old man fell from the steel superstructure of a new building in the 400-block of East 138th Street in the Riverdale neighborhood.

He landed 20-25 feet below on a roof deck.

Firefighters used a bucket to bring him down from the deck. He is now being treated for serious injuries.