NEW INFO: Structural Collapse At New Martin County Church

An accident at a church construction site has sent one worker to the hospital.

Martin County authorities say the accident happened around 1:00 p.m. at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Hassell. The church is on Highway 142.

A captain with the Hamilton Fire Department tells WITN News that the crew was working inside the new church when the walls started to shake. A worker who was on top of one of the roof trusses jumped down and then the trusses fell on him. Co-workers were able to pull that person from the debris.

The fire captain says that man suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The new church, which is located behind the existing church, was framed up, but its roof had not been put on yet.


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Martin County authorities say they are at a scene of a structural collapse at a church near Hamilton.

Initial reports said there were multiple injuries at the church on Highway 142, that's just off Highway 125 outside of Hamilton.

Rescue crews are on the scene and WITN has crews en route.

Stay with WITN News and witn.com for more on this developing story.


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