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October 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM

3 workers injured in downtown Seattle construction accident

Three construction workers were injured in an accident this afternoon at a project site at Seventh Avenue and Lenora Street. in downtown Seattle. All suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Three construction workers were injured in an accident this afternoon at a project site at Sixth Avenue and Lenora Street. in downtown Seattle. All suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

The Seattle Fire Department used heavy rescue equipment to haul three workers from a construction site after an accident early Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.

Spokesman Kyle Moore said the injuries appeared tobe  minor and that all three injured workers were taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Moore said the call for help came in shortly after 1 p.m. when three people who were working inside a construction site at 6th Avenue and Lenora Street in downtown Seattle were injured. It was not immediately known what caused the accident, he said.

One of the workers suffered a head injury and the other two had injured ankles, he said.

Because the workers were all inside the sub-ground level construction site, the fire department used a crane and rope to lift them from the pit.

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