2 men injured in roof collapse

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STE. GENEVIEVE, MO (KPLR) – Two men were airlifted to St. Louis hospitals after being injured at a construction site in Ste. Genevieve.  It happened around 9:30 Wednesday morning.

The Loida Ag. Service hired a local construction business to build a new storage building. The sheriff's department said two workers were on top adjusting trusses when something went wrong, something popped. The workers fell 20 to 25 feet and the trusses came crashing down on top of them. They suffered serious injuries but were conscious when emergency medical crews arrived on the scene.

Felix Meyer is a battalion Chief Ste. Genevieve City Fire Department. Meyer said, "You could hear them moaning and groaning and that kind of stuff so we did what we could to get them out of there." Kendall Shrum is head of the Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District.  Shrum said, "At the time they were listed as serious condition, haven't heard an update on that since.  Madden: but, they were talking?  Shrum says: yes they were alert at the scene. Madden: what's that tell you?  Shrum: it's always a good sign."

The two men are expected to survive.  The new building is designed to store equipment, grain and fertilizer.

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