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Truck Lift Injures Two Workers At Brooklyn Construction Site

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Two construction workers were hospitalized this morning after being injured during a truck accident in Brooklyn.

It happened shortly after 11 a.m. at the end of Rockaway Parkway at the Belt Parkway rotary, located near exit 13 in Canarsie.

Emergency crews say a flatbed truck with bucket carrier on top flipped over while two workers were working on a utility pole.

One of the workers suffered a rib injury, the other suffered a broken ankle.

Fire officials say the two had their safety harnesses on which kept them from getting seriously hurt.

It took rescuers about 45 minutes to pull the workers from a ditch.

Both were taken to Brookdale Hospital.

Due to the investigation, the eastbound entrance to the Belt Parkway remains closed.

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