Philomath Fire & Rescue personnel hoist a construction accident victim down to the ground floor where an ambulance was waiting to take him to the hospital. (Photo by Philomath Fire & Rescue)

A worker at a construction site on North 19th Street in Philomath reportedly suffered serious injuries Monday afternoon after falling through an opening in the roof, Philomath Fire & Rescue reported.

The fire department was called to the site at 1:15 p.m. to find the injured man situated on the second floor of a building under construction, public information officer Rich Saalsaa said.

“Medical personnel attended to the patient’s injuries while other fire crews prepared to hoist the patient from the second floor to an awaiting ambulance gurney,” Saalsaa said. “There were no stairs in place, so a rope system, Stokes basket and ladders were used to convey the patient to the gurney — the patient was in a C-collar and placed in the Stokes basket on a backboard.”

A Stokes basket is a type of stretcher that’s often used to move injured people through difficult spaces.

“Once on the ground, crews transferred the patient from the basket to the gurney and assisted in loading them into the ambulance,” Saalsaa added.

Corvallis Fire transported the injured man to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis.

The Philomath Fire & Rescue response included an engine and truck, each with three personnel, and an incident commander. The Philomath Police Department assisted at the scene.