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Man injured when wall falls on him

February 14, 2011

HANCOCK — A man was seriously injured Monday afternoon when a concrete wall that was part of a building fell on him at Hepburn Orchards fruit market, where construction crews have been doing demolition work, according to emergency rescue officials.

The man was flown to Meritus Medical Center by Maryland State Police, said Greg Yost, chief of the Hancock Volunteer Fire Co.

It was not clear if the man’s injuries were life-threatening, according to Emergency Medical Technician Josh Unger.

Yost said crews have been working for several months to demolish an old structure at the fruit stand near the intersection of East Main Street and Interstate 70. Yost could not confirm if the injured man was a member of the work crew.

A new building is to be constructed at the site, Yost said.

The accident was reported about 1 p.m., Unger said.

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