Construction Accident at Foothills Hospital
There was a serious construction accident on May 8 at the medical office building being built on the campus of Foothills Hospital. A steel beamed canopy at the front of the building dislodged around 12:25 p.m. with three construction workers on or near the canopy. One construction worker was killed and two others were injured.
Boulder police and fire responded quickly to the accident. One injured worker was transported to Boulder Community Hospital for treatment, while the other was taken to Foothills Hospital.
The hearts and prayers of the Boulder Community Hospital family go out to the construction workers and their families.
The Occupational Health and Safety administration (OSHA) was notified of the accident and had inspectors at the site that afternoon. The construction site was closed the next day during the OSHA investigation.
Work resumed at the construction site on May 10. It could take a few months for OSHA to complete its full investigation and issue its report.
The construction work is part of a $130 million expansion underway at Foothills Hospital. The accident occurred at the site of the Anderson Medical Center, a 46,000-square-foot building that will house a cardiac center, outpatient surgery center and offices.
Boulder Community Hospital plans to consolidate the majority of its inpatient services at Foothills Hospital. More than 100,000 square feet of clinical space will be added to the existing hospital over the next two years.