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Emergency crews called to collapse in West Hartford

The incident happened in the Elmwood section of town
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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Emergency crews were called to a collapse inside a building Thursday morning.

The incident happened shortly after 11am at 1031 New Britain Avenue at a construction site.

Crews were called for a report of an injured construction worker @ 1031 New Britain Ave. While en-route the responders learned the building is under renovation and a floor was partially failing. 

When they arrived, officials said they found a construction worker who had fallen through a floor. He was pouring concrete onto landing on the floor below which caused that floor to partially fail, causing the wet concrete on both floors to fall through. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. He had to be washed down to remove the wet concrete from him before transferring him to the ambulance.

The West Hartford Police and Building Department are investigating the incident.

The building, in the Elmwood section of town, was once the site of a gym. It appeared to be unoccupied for several years.

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