^Another thought to go with the bad ears or not too brightness of the construction workers. didn't Jake fall through a literal hole in the floor that was one day going to have stairs (to the basement)? I think someone said the hole was possibly covered by something very light or maybe it was left completely open. IDK. Either way, unless Jake was absolutely buried by whatever fell on him, there's no way not one worker would have missed hearing or seeing him! Maybe that batch of workers were as inept as the Stoneybrook Police are at times?
as well as inept as some of the Stoneybrook parents as the BSC are the ones to 'save the day'. I wonder how far in terms of height they had him fall so he couldn't climb out but wasn't knocked out unconscious or hurt even more.