Cause of morning construction accident under investigation; workers released from hospital
Heather Lockwood | AnnArbor.com
Podges said the two men involved in the accident at the construction site for the underground parking structure being built next to the Ann Arbor District Library on South Fifth Avenue are workers for a steel company that is a sub-contractor of Christman.
The men were working on a metal rebar wall — used to reinforce concrete— when it started to fall shortly before 9 a.m. and "they rode it down about 30 feet," said Joyce Williams, Huron Valley Ambulance public affairs manager.
Williams said both men were taken to University of Michigan Hospital in stable condition.
Ann Arbor Fire Department battalion chief Steven Lowe said earlier today that one of the men was lifted by a crane and loaded onto an ambulance shortly after 9 a.m.
Podges told AnnArbor.com this afternoon that “both men have been released from the hospital with no injuries," but he declined to elaborate.