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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.)

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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