Two men injured after 15-foot fall

PARKERSBURG – Two contract workers were injured Tuesday afternoon after falling about 15 feet from scaffolding at the Federal Building at Fifth and Juliana streets in downtown Parkersburg.

Sgt. Greg Collins, with the Parkersburg Police Department, said officials do not know what company the two men were working under.

William Potter, 54, sustained more serious injuries from the fall, police said. He was listed in serious condition Tuesday at Camden Clark Medical Center.

Glenn Fultz, 55, sustained non-life threatening injuries from the fall, police said.

Parkersburg fire Chief Eric Taylor said firefighters and emergency service workers responded to the call just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. An official with the Department of Homeland Security also responded to the scene. He said the two men who were injured were contract workers involved in several renovation projects taking place at the Federal Building.

Taylor said the men fell into an outside concrete hole they had been walking over using metal scaffolding all day. He said the men were injured when the steel fell on top of them after buckling. The men were pouring concrete for a new pad for a generator in the basement of the building.

Both of the men were conscious and alert before being taken to the hospital.