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Two workers injured after falling 20 feet at a construction site

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Cortland, Illinois (WTVO) —Two construction workers were seriously injured after a two-story fall in Cortland, Illinois on Saturday morning, police said.

Ulysis Reyes, 19, and Jorge Reyes-Martinez, 42, were in a staging box attached to a forklift while working on the second floor of a townhouse under construction. The strap holding the box broke, the box inside the man collapsed, and fell about 20 feet to the ground.

When police arrived at the construction site, the man was lying on the ground with a “serious injury.” Both men were taken to Kishwalky Hospital from severe to dangerous. Reyes-Martinez was later moved to Rockford.

The case is currently under investigation.

Two workers injured after falling 20 feet at a construction site

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