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Man injured in fall at construction site

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 1, 2001


ST. PETERSBURG -- Rescuers used a crane Saturday to lift Martin Soriano out of a concrete structure near Lake Maggiore after he fell 15 feet from a wall at a construction site.

Fire Department officials said Soriano, 53, was removing forms from a concrete wall when his safety harness slipped from its anchor. Soriano was conscious when emergency personnel took him to Bayfront Medical Center with bumps, bruises and a cut on his right arm, said fire Lt. Chris Bengivengo.

The construction site at 4015 Dr. M.L. King (Ninth) St. S, St. Petersburg, directly across from Lake Maggiore Baptist Church, eventually will be a sewage lift station. This was the second accident this year at the construction site, but the two incidents don't appear to be linked, Bengivengo said. In February, rescuers removed Rodelpho Cerda, 44, from a construction hole near Lake Maggiore after a 50-pound bag of crushed rocks fell on his head. He suffered only minor injuries.

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