Worker injured in Spirit Lake demolition accident

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an excavator operator was injured when his machine fell through the floor of the old Spirit Lake City Hall.

Sioux City television station KTIV says (http://bit.ly/17S8TzU ) the accident occurred about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The machine was being used to tear down the building. The excavator landed on one of its sides in the building basement.

The operator was taken to a local hospital for treatment of several cuts from broken glass.

A crane removed the excavator on Wednesday so work could continue.

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Information from: KTIV-TV, http://www.ktiv.com

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