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Two seriously injured after falling from scaffolding
February 21, 2014, 05:00 AM The Associated Press

San Francisco fire officials say two workers are suffering from potentially life threatening injuries after falling from scaffolding at a skyscraper under construction.

Fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge says the workers were installing scaffolding when it collapsed, sending one worker falling 40 feet and another 30 feet shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday at the 27-story office building under construction in the city’s South of Market neighborhood.

Talmadge says parts of the scaffolding fell on the workers as firefighters worked to remove the workers from some rubble. The workers were taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life threatening injuries.

She did not know the extent of their injuries. Their names have not been released.

Talmadge says the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health will investigate the incident.

The workers are from Webcor Builders in San Francisco, said Len Veprone, a senior vice president. He confirmed that the workers were at the hospital, but he did not disclose their conditions. He said the builders are the Kilroy Realty Corp. and that the site has been under construction since April.

A telephone message left with OSHA officials was not immediately returned.

 

 

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