Worker rescued after falling 15-20 feet into 520 Bridge pontoon, suffers broken bones

BELLEVUE -- A construction worker on the State Route 520 Bridge fell 15 to 20 feet inside a pontoon Thursday and had to be rescued from the confined space, the Fire Department said.

The department said air quality was good inside the pontoon and the patient was stable.

When firefighters pulled him out, they discovered he had several broken bones in his lower extremities and he was transported to the hospital.

It's not yet clear how the worker managed to fall into the pontoon.