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Friday, December 19, 2008

AJC: Atlanta Botanical Garden accident kills one, injures 15

From the AJC:

One worker was killed and about 15 others were injured — some critically — in a major construction accident at the Atlanta Botanical Garden shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.

Scaffolding being used to pour concrete for a new elevated “Canopy Walk” attraction at the garden collapsed, Atlanta Fire Capt. Gregory Shinkle said.

Emergency crews and ambulances were called to a major construction accident at the Atlanta Botanical Garden shortly after 9 a.m. on Friday.

About a dozen ambulances were on the scene at 9:30, with more arriving. Some injured workers were being brought out of the accident area on backboards, but others were still in the debris, Shinkle said.

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