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Construction Accident Injures Washington Man

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A construction accident in Tenino, Washington has left an 80-year-old man injured on Monday. He was working on an underground bunker being built there. He was injured in a fall from some scaffolding.

The man was reportedly working on at eight-foot-tall scaffolding structure at the site on the 7000 block of Churchill Road Southeast around 1 p.m. when he fell and hit his head and neck on the hard dirt surface below, Lt. Chris Mealy said.

The man had to be airlifted to a hospital in Seattle for bleeding from his ear. His condtion was listed as critical. The accident will be investigated by OSHA.

For more information on this subject, please review our section on Workplace Injuries and Workers Compensation.