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3 Hurt As Scaffolding Collapses At Greens Farms Academy In Westport

Three workers suffered non-life-threatening injuries when 100 feet of scaffolding collapsed at Greens Farms Academy in Westport Thursday.
Three workers suffered non-life-threatening injuries when 100 feet of scaffolding collapsed at Greens Farms Academy in Westport Thursday. Photo Credit: Westport Fire Department
The cause of the scaffolding collapse is under investigation.
The cause of the scaffolding collapse is under investigation. Photo Credit: Westport Fire Department

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Three workers were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site at Greens Farms Academy in Westport on Thursday, according to fire officials.

The Westport Fire Department responded to the accident at the school on Beachside Avenue, where construction was underway on a new performing arts building.

About 100 feet of scaffolding collapsed with workers on it, fire officials said. Westport EMS arrived on the scene and checked four workers, three of whom were taken to Norwalk Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified and responded to the scene, as did the Westport Fire Marshal's office. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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