2 Construction Workers Hurt in Westport Scaffold Collapse

Two construction workers were hurt when scaffolding collapsed at the Bedford Square development in Westport on Wednesday afternoon.

Fire officials said the injured workers were getting ready to cut steel on the second floor of the building at 52 Post Road East, which is undergoing construction and renovation, when the scaffold tipped over.

One worker was standing on the scaffold and the other was struck by the scaffold as it came down, according to the fire department. Both suffered leg injuries that are not life threatening.

Westport police and medical personnel responded to care for the injured construction workers while firefighters used ropes and rigs to rescue them.

Both injured construction workers were taken to Norwalk Hospital for treatment.

The state Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident and the two construction companies working on the project sent out safety officers, according to the fire department.

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