Portland firefighter seriously injured in 35 foot fall at Qwest Field

An off-duty Portland, Oregon firefighter has been seriously injured in a fall at Seattle Seahawk’s Qwest field. The accident occurred when the unidentified man and his friends were leaving the stadium after a Seahawks game. According to a report from KOMOTV.com, the man fell 35 feet down a stairwell to the concrete below. Some witnesses said the man did not appear to be breathing on his own after the accident. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he is listed in stable condition.

Lt. Allen Oswalt, a spokesman for the fire department, said that the man was with a group of firefighters from Oregon. He has been with the Portland department for at least five years.

Some comments on the KOMONews.com site speculated that the stairwells at the stadium are very steep and do not appear to be very safe in some places. Let’s hope there is an investigation into the cause of the accident so that a tragedy like this one never occurs again.

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