Man seriously injured in fall at Gas Works Park

Man seriously injured in fall at Gas Works Park

SEATTLE -- A 19-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries early Friday when he fell 30 feet from one of the fenced-off structures at Gas Works Park, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The accident happened around 5:20 a.m. when two men climbed over a fence and onto a walkway and one of the men fell through a gap in the walkway, according to police.

The injured man's friend called 911, and he was transported to Harborview Medical Center.

Last spring, two men were injured within two weeks of each other while climbing old fuel tanks at Gas Works Park.

On May 12, 2012, a 25-year-old man was taken to Harborview in stable condition after falling 10 feet off a fuel tank. According to police, he would have fallen another 50 feet if a metal platform hadn't broken his fall and also his leg.

On May 25, 2012, a 19-year-old man fell 30 feet off a fuel tank after scaling a fence topped with razor wire, according to police. He was taken to Harborview in critical condition.