Man airlifted to hospital after falling off a ladder in Garfield

A 911 caller reported that the man fell off a semi-trailer approximately 8 to 10 feet from the ground.

EP Garfield
Lowell Anderson

GARFIELD โ€” A man suffered serious head injuries after he fell off a ladder at the Pro-Ag Farmers Co-Op in Garfield Monday afternoon, June 20.

The Douglas County received an emergency 911 call from the cooperative at about 3:30 p.m. The caller reported that the man fell off a ladder on the back
of a semi-trailer approximately 8 to 10 feet from the ground and struck his head.

Deputies arrived on scene minutes later and found the man was unconscious but was breathing and had a pulse, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies and the Garfield First Responders continued to monitor the patient while North Ambulance was responding, and Life Link III helicopter was also dispatched to the scene.

North Ambulance arrived on scene and took over patient care while deputies set up a landing zone for the helicopter. Once the man was stable enough to be transported, he was transported by Life Link III.


A news release from the sheriff's office described the incident as "medical/work related."

The sheriff's office said that victim information is being withheld at this time.

Douglas County deputies thanked the Garfield First Responders, North Ambulance, and Life Link III for their assistance on scene.

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.
What To Read Next
Get Local