Worker in critical condition after fall

PARKERSBURG – A worker is in critical condition after falling from scaffolding at the Federal Building in Parkersburg on Tuesday afternoon, officials said on Wednesday.

William Potter, 54, was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia, where a hospital official said he was in critical, but stable condition.

Tim Brunicardi, director of marketing and public affairs for Camden Clark, said Potter was transferred from CCMC Tuesday evening.

Glenn Fultz, 55, sustained non-life threatening injuries from the fall, officials said. Brunicardi said he was listed in fair condition Wednesday at Camden Clark.

The two men were injured after falling about 15 feet from scaffolding at the Federal Building at Fifth and Juliana streets.

Parkersburg fire Chief Eric Taylor said firefighters and emergency service workers responded to the call. 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 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 reportedly pouring concrete for a new pad to house a generator in the basement of the building.