NEW MADRID, MO -- A construction site accident involving a crane, sends seven workers to the hospital.
"Some had broken legs, looked like a few head injuries." New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens arrived on the scene shortly after things went terribly wrong Monday afternoon. "There were seven injured on the ground, two were standing with minor injuries, but the others were very serious."
"Apparently, the crane was moving a beam, it got over-balanced, the beam struck the scaffolding, some workers were up on it, and it caused them to all fall to the ground," explains Stevens.
The workers were not employed by Cargill, instead a contractor and sub contractor were using crews to build the new silo.