2 Construction Workers Airlifted After Scaffolding Collapsed in Sea Isle City

11/19/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Ocean City, NJ—A construction accident sent two people to the hospital after scaffolding collapsed while they were papering the side of a duplex house Thursday afternoon, November 18, 2010. Emergency crews were called to the scene on the beach block of 81st street at 1:14 p.m., as reported by Cape May County Herald.

Sea Isle City Rescue Squad and AtlantiCare paramedics rushed to the scene, where MedEvac 5 and SouthSTAR airlifted two men to the trauma unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.

The workers, who were identified as Eddie Velasquez, 32, and Marco Pacheco, 24, were reportedly papering the side of the duplex, which was under construction, when a chain that secures the scaffolding snapped. The workers plummeted 22 feet to the ground below.

The workers complained of chest and back pain and a result. One worker appeared to have broken both of his wrists.

A full investigation into the accident is underway. It is unknown if the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be conducting an investigation as well.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for New Jersey construction accident attorneys.

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