Worker injured in ceiling collapse at Connecticut school


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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a construction worker suffered minor injuries after a large section of a plaster ceiling he was taking down at a Connecticut elementary school fell on him.

Stamford police Lt. Eugene Dohman tells the Stamford Advocate the worker was helping renovate the Strawberry Hill School on Wednesday afternoon.

He says the 49-year-old worker was at first trapped under the plaster, but wriggled out and was pulled free by a co-worker. He walked to an ambulance which took him to the hospital to be checked out. He was wearing a hard hat.

The worker’s name was released but police say he worked for a subcontractor and was from Massachusetts.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified.


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