Dec 07, 2023

Excavator accident during demolition at Salina Regional Health Center

Posted Dec 07, 2023 9:00 PM

Salina Post

On Tuesday a land excavator working on the construction site at Salina Regional Health Center fell through the floor and into the basement. 

According to construction crews at the work site located at 211 W. South Street, no one was injured.  Salina Post asked one of the workers on site for more information regarding the accident, but no comment was given.

SRHC Director of Marketing Beth Vinson said she could not disclose the name of the construction company. Salina Post inquired with an employee at Salina Building and Neighborhood Services who said the department was unaware the accident had occurred. 

Vinson did say demolition is still on schedule and the building is anticipated to be completely destroyed soon. Vinson said once the rubble is removed the ground will be green space with grass.

Florence A. Braddick
Florence A. Braddick

The Braddick Building, named in honor of the first hospital and nursing school superintendent Florence Braddick, was built in 1962 and housed the Asbury School of Nursing.

In 2011 the KU School of Medicine-Salina moved into the space for several years before moving to its downtown space.

Salina Post will update this story as more information becomes available.