OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Several blocks near the Ocean City boardwalk were shut down Saturday afternoon after a worker was injured after falling off a building.

The initial call was made at 5:27 p.m. for a report of a medical emergency, said Ashley Miller, Ocean City Police Department deputy communications manager.

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Fire and Police crews responded to the 10th block of 8th street in Ocean City.

A worker was installing roof flashing on top of one of the buildings when he was injured and then fell off the building, Miller said.

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First responders transported him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police and fire crews shut down Baltimore Avenue from 6th to 8th streets during the investigation.

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CBS Baltimore Staff