4 Workers Injured When Stairs Collapse at Connecticut Home

October 15, 2013

Four workers have been injured when temporary stairs in a house under construction in Fairfield, Conn., collapsed as they carried a cast-iron tub.

Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson tells the Connecticut Post the tub and two staircases toppled into the basement, with one of the staircases falling onto the men.

Bisson says the workers fell 15 to 20 feet and suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The workers were extricated shortly after the incident Friday morning and brought to hospitals for injuries including a broken leg and broken ankle.

Bisson says firefighters created a rope-and-pulley system to lift the men out of the debris. A paramedic and four firefighters were first lowered into the basement to treat the workers and to remove the wooden stairs that collapsed on them.

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