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January 8, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Worker injured at site of fatal Seattle construction accident

A man was injured today at the same construction site where a worker died Monday after a 50-foot fall.

In today’s accident, a worker was rushed from the site, at 101 Taylor Ave. N., to Harborview Medical Center after a sharp “grinder wheel” got stuck in his right cheek, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. The man is expected to survive.

Officials with SRM Development, developers of the project, refused to comment on today’s accident.

On Monday, Aaron Adair, 34, an iron worker, was on scaffolding at the same building when he fell to his death.

A spokeswoman for the state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) said the agency is investigating Monday’s accident as well as the incident today.

Elaine Fischer, spokeswoman for L&I, said state investigators went to the site twice last year. No safety violations were found.
Relatives of the man who died, Aaron Adair, tell Times news partner KING-TV that the iron worker knew the risks of his job and was careful.

Dave Adair tells the TV station that his son Aaron was “the life of the party,” and adds, “We are going to miss him terribly.”

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