HACKENSACK, N.J. — Officials say seven construction workers were injured, two of them critically, when scaffolding on which they were standing collapsed in Hackensack.
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Police say the men fell about 45 feet in the 3:30 p.m. accident on Thursday.
Hackensack University Medical Center spokeswoman Nancy Radwin said that seven patients were being treated that the hospital. The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately known.
7 workers fixing the roof at an apartment complex in Hackensack, NJ injured after scaffolding collapsed. 2 critical. pic.twitter.com/uc0DwYQZnt
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The workers were on the scaffolding held up by ladders on the side of a three-story apartment building where they were adding a new roof.
Investigators from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration were investigating.