CHICAGO, Ill. -- Two construction workers suffered "Massive Head injuries" Monday after scaffolding collapsed against a building in the River North neighborhood.
It took Chicago firefighters about an hour to rescue one construction worker who was trapped 7 stories up a building, after the scaffolding he was on came disconnected on one side.
Emergency crews responded to the 300 block of West Ohio Street about 10:50 a.m. after something apparently broke causing the scaffolding to collapse, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.
Firefighters borrowed a construction crane from a neighboring building, swinging the boom across the street and over the trapped man to get the collapsed scaffolding off him.
A second worker managed to climb on the roof on his own.
Both men suffered head injuries and were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
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