Wind knocks wall onto WA construction worker

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- A Bellingham fire official says a worker was injured when a strong wind gust knocked a wall onto him at a construction site.

Fire Chief Bill Boyd told the Bellingham Herald (http://is.gd/7dhhb3 ) the subcontractor was working Thursday on the top story of a 35-unit complex. He had apparently been helping to lift a section of wall into place when the wind knocked it down, trapping him.

Co-workers freed the unidentified man and he was taken to St. Joseph hospital. Initial reports suggested he suffered a compound leg fracture.

Bellingham was hit with 50 mph wind gusts.

State Department of Labor & Industries spokesman Hector Castro says his agency will investigate.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com