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Workers hurt when Sandy-damaged home collapses

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Several construction workers were injured when a southern New Jersey home that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy collapsed as crews were jacking up the two-story structure.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the collapse, which occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the unit block of Kansas Road in Little Egg Harbor Township.

Authorities say the workers were being treated at a hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening.

One worker suffered back, neck and foot injuries and was flown to a hospital, while two others were treated at another hospital for undisclosed injuries.

A fourth worker reportedly refused treatment at the scene.

Authorities say one of the workers apparently fell from the home's top floor.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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