A male construction worker fell from an 8 foot step ladder while working on renovation at Newport Onshore Resort this morning.

Witnesses tell us that the man was attempting to hand an extension cord to a co-worker on the roof of the building, located at 405 Thames Street, when all of a sudden they saw the man and ladder both fall over.

Newport Police Department and Newport Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the unidentified man to Newport Hospital.

The man was in significant pain, but was moving and responsive.

Newport Onshore Resort has been going through ongoing renovations that have included a new roof, replacement of windows and most recently, the building has been being painted.

This story will be updated when/if more information is received from authorities. 

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).