Ceiling Collapse Injures 5 at University of Connecticut Medical Center

March 18, 2013

Five construction workers have been injured when a ceiling collapsed during renovation work at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Spokeswoman Carolyn Pennington says the accident occurred at about 2 p.m. Thursday in the research section of the facility, and none of the injuries were life threatening.

She said the workers were taken to the hospital’s emergency room for treatment. She said four had been released, and the fifth was expected to be released Thursday night. Their names were not immediately available.

Pennington says the damage was limited to a single room and the accident did not affect patients or staff at the center. No evacuations were needed.

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