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2 workers injured by metal beam in UNC construction accident

July 10, 2019

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — University officials say two contractors were injured when a metal beam fell on them in a construction accident on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill campus.

Chapel Hill Fire Department officials said emergency crews rescued the two injured workers after the fortifying beam fell, and brought them to UNC Hospitals. The Herald-Sun reports they were both conscious at the time.

Fire Chief Matthew Sullivan described the accident as a trench collapse. The workers were reportedly repairing a utility steam vault in front of a campus academic building.

It’s unclear what the two workers’ conditions are.

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