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Four Injured In Construction Accident

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Firefighters Jordan Charney, Larry Noga, Lt. Justin Greenhaw (CVourtesy Fairfield Fire Dept.)

Firefighters Jordan Charney, Larry Noga, Lt. Justin Greenhaw (CVourtesy Fairfield Fire Dept.)

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Four construction workers were rushed to hospitals after an accident at a house under construction on South Gate Lane in Fairfield.  Authorities say four subcontractors were carrying a cast-iron tub on the second floor shortly after 9:00 a.m. when the safety stairs collapsed,  sending them plummeting to the basement.

Fairfield fighters rigged a tripod-and-rope system to assist in the removal of the workers from the basement with a “stokes basket.”  All four suffered what were described as serious,  but not life-threatening injuries.

Fairfield authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration are investigating. The site was temporarily closed.

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