Winds knock down WA market under construction
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) -- Winds gusting to more than 35 miles per hour have knocked down a partially built convenience store in Eastern Washington, injuring two workers.
KXLY reports the Tuesday afternoon winds took out one of the new walls of a Maverick mini-mart in Cheney, southwest of Spokane.
Fire Chief Mike Winters says the wind shook the wall and a raised scissors lift with the two men aboard. The men ended up falling to the ground -- about a two-story drop.
Winters says the two were taken to a hospital but had no obvious life-threatening injuries.
KXLY reports that other workers later knocked down a remaining wall, feeling it was just too unstable. Workers plan to start over later in the week.
Information from: KXLY-TV, http://www.kxly.com/