- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Three workers were injured after they fell 25 feet when the porch they were working on in New Bedford collapsed.

Fire officials say the second- and third-floor porches collapsed on Wednesday morning as work was being done on the three-story home.

The men told police they were on the third floor making arrangements to remove the porch and install windows.

Police say 39-year-old Polin Andrade and 42-year-old Concepcion Andrade suffered neck and back injuries and were taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

Another worker, 34-year-old Carlos Moreno-Ochoa, sustained a leg injury and told police he planned to take himself to St. Luke’s Hospital.

City inspectors and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration were at the scene.



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