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Wind Knocks Wall Onto Construction Worker

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A Bellingham fire official says a worker was injured when a strong wind gust knocked a wall onto him at a construction site.

Fire Chief Bill Boyd told the Bellingham Herald the subcontractor was working Thursday on
the top story of a 35-unit complex. He had apparently been helping to lift a section of wall into place when the wind knocked it down, trapping him.

Co-workers freed the unidentified man and he was taken to St. Joseph hospital. Initial reports suggested he suffered a compound leg fracture. Bellingham was hit with 50 mph wind gusts.

State Department of Labor & Industries spokesman Hector Castro says his agency will investigate.
      

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