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A construction accident in Belleville, Washington left two men hurt after being hit by a piece of equipment. They were working at the site of some radio towers when the accident happened.

Bellevue fire officials say a crew of five was doing maintenance at three radio towers in the 3000 block of 118th Avenue SE. They were reinstalling guy wires, which involve anchoring them some 110 feet into the ground.

The hydraulic equipment that they were using to dig the hole malfunctioned, swung around and struck two of the five workers, seriously injuring them.

It is not known what caused the malfunction. The accident is being investigated by local authorities and the Occupation Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

If you would like to learn more about construction accidents, please visit InjuryBoard’s Worksite Injuries information page.

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