- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say two construction workers were injured when a girder fell onto equipment at a road construction site in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise.

The Surprise Fire Department says one person fell 40 feet and was taken to a trauma center by helicopter. The second person’s injuries are described as minor.

The incident occurred Thursday morning near Bell Road and Grand Avenue where dozens of girders are being erected for elevated roadway.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Transportation, the contractor was adding 150-foot girders to an area crossing a railroad line.

Two cranes were lifting the girders into place when one fell.

ADOT officials say the injured are employees of the contractor.

The agency and the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health are investigating the scene.

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