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Man Injured When Scaffolding Collapses

Man Injured When Scaffolding Collapses

Posted - May 26, 2004 at 7:36 a.m.



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(St. George-AP) -- A man is in serious condition after plunging 40 feet and being impaled when a scaffolding collapsed.

It happened yesterday in St. George around 7:45 a.m.

St. George police say brick mason Rick Colbert was standing on the scaffolding on the side of a four-story brick building when it collapsed. He fell 40 feet and was apparently impaled on some type of metal object.

Police say Colbert was flown to LDS Hospital where he's listed in serious condition.

The scaffolding belongs to the masonry subcontractor and is constructed to run alongside tall buildings, but the company declined to comment.

The cause of the collapse has not yet been determined.

The Utah Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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