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Man injured after home under construction collapses

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu firefighters rescued a 30-year-old man from a Wahiawa home that collapsed on him and four other workers this afternoon. The five workers were renovating the one-story structure on Walker Avenue.

Honolulu firefighters rescued a 30-year-old man from a Wahiawa home that collapsed on him and four other workers Tuesday afternoon. The five workers were renovating the one-story structure on Walker Avenue.

Twenty one firefighters from six companies were dispatched to the four-bedroom home at 1:28 p.m. and arrived at 1:31 p.m., said Honolulu Fire Department Capt. David Jenkins. Four workers were able to escape uninjured but the one male worker was trapped inside the building. Firefighters were able to get into the structure and pulled the man out at 2:08 p.m.

The man suffered knee injuries and was transported to a trauma center in serious condition, said Emergency Medical Services spokeswoman Shayne Enright.

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