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3 workers injured after porch collapse causes 25 feet fall

Three workers were injured after they fell 25 feet when the porch they were working on in New Bedford collapsed.

Fire officials say the second- and third-floor porches collapsed on Wednesday morning as work was being done on the three-story home.

The men told police they were on the third floor making arrangements to remove the porch and install windows.

Police say 39-year-old Polin Andrade and 42-year-old Concepcion Andrade suffered neck and back injuries and were taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

Another worker, 34-year-old Carlos Moreno-Ochoa, sustained a leg injury and told police he planned to take himself to St. Luke's Hospital.

City inspectors and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration were at the scene.


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