November 23, 2014

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3 workers injured when cement truck boom collapses near statehouse

COLUMBUS — Authorities say three workers were hurt when a cement pumper truck’s 188-foot boom collapsed at a construction site near the Ohio Statehouse.

Columbus fire department Battalion Chief David Whiting says the injuries were not life-threatening. He says one man was trapped briefly and suffered a broken leg, while the other two were taken to hospitals with fractures.

Whiting says the boom was fully extended and fell onto its side before 8:30 this morning while the truck was using it to pump concrete onto the former site of the Columbus City Center mall, two blocks south of the Statehouse.

Federal workplace safety regulators were called to the scene to investigate the accident.