According to officials from the Massachusetts National Guard, two civilian construction workers were injured earlier this week while renovating a vacant barracks. The construction accident occurred around 9:22am on Wednesday when a cement ceiling collapsed. The workers were apparently dismantling part of the suspended plaster and concrete ceiling in a first-floor bathroom.
One of the workers sustained non-life-threatening injuries to his back and knee. He was reportedly taken to Falmouth Hospital. The other suffered a serious but non-life-threatening head injury and was flown to a hospital in Boston.
The names of the injured workers have not been released and officials from OSHA plan to investigate the scene of the accident to determine if any there were any health or safety violations.
Source: Camp Edwards ceiling collapse injures two, Cape Cod Times, February 18, 2010
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