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Construction workers injured at Granville school site

Posted June 16, 2011
Updated June 17, 2011

— Three construction workers were injured Wednesday at the site of a new school in Granville County, authorities said Thursday.

The men fell about 25 to 30 feet from scaffolding while working on a school on Philo White Road near N.C. Highway 96 in the Wilton community, authorities said. It was unclear whether the scaffolding collapsed or the men simply fell off.

The state Department of Labor was investigating the case Thursday.

The workers, whose names weren't released, were taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment. Their conditions were unknown.

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  • quinnwizard Jun 16, 2011

    To answer Gork's question, the general contractor on that project (both the new school and gymnasium) is DS Simmons out of Goldsboro, NC.

    I work on that site doing the aluminum storefront and glass installation; although my company wasn't on site yesterday.

    DS Simmons is VERY strick about safety rules and being aware of your surroundings.

    It is/was a bad situation and now all we can do is pray for them and their families.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 16, 2011

    Always wonder about people who post with questions about an accident instead of just praying or sending good thoughts to those hurt in it.

    What are they thinking? That if they know all the answers, everyone will be ok?

    Dunno...

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 16, 2011

    "The men fell about 25 to 30 feet from scaffolding..."

    Wow!

    Praying for them and those who love them.

  • Skywatch_NC Jun 16, 2011

    Hope they are ok and at least smart enough not to fall off a scaffold one right after another.

    If the scaffold collapsed the workers may not have had that much time to grab hold of something to cling onto before falling.

  • Gork Jun 16, 2011

    Who was the contractor they work for?

  • Nunya123 Jun 16, 2011

    Why do I get a visual of lemmings falling off a cliff because of this sentence: "It was unclear whether the scaffolding collapsed or the men simply fell off"? Hope they are ok and at least smart enough not to fall off a scaffold one right after another.

  • TAKES_TO2_TANGO Jun 16, 2011

    I seriously doubt that THREE men "just simply fell off".....