A construction worker, Casey Johnson, was trapped Tuesday when tons of concrete fell on him. The incident happened in Phoenix, Arizona at the Civic Plaza which was being demolished.
Rescue workers arrived on the scene shortly after the accident. Over 100 firefighters were on hand. Medical staff had access to Johnson as he lay under the rubble. They gave him pain medication and oxygen. Fluids were administered intravenously. All of this was done through a hole in the concrete.
The structure was shored up with air bags and woods. Firefighters then began remove the concrete blocks. It took 6 painstaking hours. Finally, Johnson was brought to safety.
Johnson was taken to the hospital for further care. Amazingly, he only had a one broken bone–his femur!