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A worker fell 10 to 15 feet from the steel framing on the fourth floor/roof to the third floor yesterday morning (July 18) at the construction site of Facebook’s new Building 21. His safety harness and rigging stopped his decent prior to coming into contact with the third floor.

Fellow steel workers quickly came to his assistance, unclipping him from his safety rigging and gently laid him down on the third floor. His injuries consisted of significant pain, bruising and abrasions.

Menlo Park Firefighters took full cervical spine precautions and immobilized the conscious worker. Fire Captain Jason Martin requested Menlo Battalion 1, Engine 2 and Rescue 2 out of East Palo Alto to assist the crew with using the 107 foot aerial ladder on Quint 77.

Battalion Chief Tom Calvert assembled and coordinated a total force of 10 fire personnel worked together to efficiently and safely lower the injured man down to an awaiting AMR Paramedic Ambulance that transported him to Stanford Hospital’s Trauma Center.

“Fortunately, the steel worker was wearing his safety harnesses and rigging, which probably helped to prevent significant injury or even death,” said Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman. “This is the second time we’ve been out here in the last three months for injured steel workers falling from the building. That’s not only very unusual but it deeply concerns me.”

On April 26, 2017, two workers with Schuff Steel were working on the same building at an estimated height of 40 feet assembling the structures steel framing when a catastrophic failure occurred and the steel beam they were standing on, and attached to, dropped an estimated 20 feet catching on a lower floor assembly, catapulting them towards the ground. Their safety harnesses and rigging broke and stopped their decent, prior to actually hitting the ground below.

Photo courtesy Menlo Fire

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“Flares and Fireworks from Black Holes” is topic of SLAC public lecture on July 25

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Black holes are some of the most exotic and extreme objects in the universe. Though they sound like the stuff of science fiction, they are real and much more common than you might think. Every galaxy has a black hole lurking at its center! These black holes are not actually black, because matter falling into […]

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Summer of Love Family Festival set for July 22 at Menlo Park Library

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Summer of Love at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, July 22 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Entertainment 11:30 am: MaryLee Sunseri will lead a folk song sing-along for the whole family 1:30 pm: The Puppet Company presents “Puff the Magic Dragon”: a family favorite with a modern […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club hosts WWII veteran on July 18

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World War II veteran Army Sergeant Roy Billings (left) and his son Mike Billings traveled to Washington DC in May to visit the WWII memorial along with other veterans — all thanks to the efforts of Honor Flight Bay Area. Sergeant Billings will relate his wartime experiences and organization leader Connie Johnson will tell the […]

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Menlo Summerfest returns to downtown on July 15 & 16 with art, music and food

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Menlo Summerfest returns to Santa Cruz Avenue on July 15-16. Presented by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm both days. Admission is free. The big change for 2017 is moving the main music stage from Fremont Park to El Camino Real, named the Soundwaves Stage presented by Lagunitas Brewing Company.  The […]

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Here’s your chance to hear great bluegrass music – Menlo-Atherton High School style!

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The finest bluegrass pickers to emerge from the halls of Menlo-Atherton High School are getting together this Saturday, July 15, for a special show at Club Fox in Redwood City (2209 Broadway). Since graduating in 2004 and 2005, Ryan Breen (banjo), Henry Warde (guitar), Kyle McCabe (bass), and Andy O’Brien (mandolin) have developed into some […]

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Eclipse related events at Menlo Park Library kick off this week

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. The Bay Area is outside the path of totality — where the moon will completely cover the sun — but there’s still plenty to enjoy! Come to the Menlo Park Library for a series of special eclipse-related events […]

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Café Zoë celebrates summer and its 9th anniversary by launching new fundraising drive for Willow Oaks School

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Café Zoë will host its annual summer party on July 14th starting at 5:00 pm and launch its next fundraising effort to raise money for the Willow Oaks School to purchase new art tables for its students. The café has a long-standing friendship with the Willow Oaks School. In past years, the café raised money to purchase extra […]

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Middle Eastern Percussion with Mary Ellen Donald on July 15

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On July 15, enjoy a free concert with musician Mary Ellen Donald, a nationally-acclaimed performer, instructor, and author in Middle Eastern percussion. Ms. Donald notes that while she happens to be blind, she hopes you will find it clear that her disability has not been disabling. The event is presented by the Menlo Park Library, […]

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With Facebook Willow Campus announcement, a new neighborhood comes to Menlo Park

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Editor’s note: In August 2016, Facebook purchased the 56-acre industrial park called Menlo Science & Technology Park on Willow Road in Menlo Park, which is just south of its corporate headquarters. At that time, a company spokesperson said there was no immediate plans to redevelop the land. That changes with today’s announcement from John Tenanes, VP Global Facilities and […]

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Library events for elementary age children in July

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An event for elementary school children (ages 8-12) happens on Tuesday, July 11, at 1:00 pm when Randel McGee & Groark the Dragon visit the Menlo Park Library. Randel is a pro storyteller, and this program will feature comedy, storytelling, music, & ventriloquism. Randel has spent many years performing internationally with this act. Another elementary school event will occur on July 25 […]

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