Man airlifted after 50-ft. fall at Harrisonburg construction site

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — A man was airlifted to the hospital after a serious construction accident in downtown Harrisonburg Monday evening.

At the former site of Cat's Cradle, in the Keezell building at 122 South Main St. undergoing significant renovations, a worker fell about fifty feet from the top of an elevator shaft.

As first responders came to the scene to assist, South Main Street (Route 11) was temporarily shut down, leading to some traffic delays and detours around the scene.

WHSV is told the man was found conscious and breathing, but in serious enough condition to require AirCare to be called.

The helicopter landed at Spotswood, according to calls to the station, from which point the man was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment.

First responders are now clearing the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.