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Workers injured in construction accidents

A pair of construction workers were injured in a roof collapse last week at a church about 275 miles southwest of New York City.

According to media reports, the collapse injured the two men as they helped build a church in Loudoun, Virginia.

When the roof gave way, the men fell approximately 30 to 40 feet to the ground.

Thankfully, their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

Investigators said they are not yet sure what caused the roof to give way.

One of the workers was apparently briefly pinned beneath the trusses after the collapse.

Both men were transported to nearby hospitals.

A third worker escaped uninjured.

Far from that accident, a Wisconsin construction worker suffered injuries after falling into a concrete shaft.

The 16-foot-deep ventilation shaft is in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Workers were apparently trying to cover the shaft at a construction site when the worker fell in.

He was listed in good condition at a nearby medical facility, officials said.

In a similar accident in Pennsylvania, a construction worker was injured after falling into a manhole as he was working on a windmill lead line project.

He fell about 12 feet, officials said. He was rescued about a half-hour later with unspecified injuries.

Officials said the man was "conscious and alert" after he was brought up out of the manhole.

The construction work is apparently part of a project to lay underground power line linking wind turbines.

Our law firm handles cases similar to the ones you've read about here. For more information, please visit our New York City construction accidents page.

Source: Patch.com, "Two Injured in Church Roof Collapse," Aug. 13, 2012

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