2 workplace accidents occur within an hour of each other

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Four men suffered relatively minor injuries after a sheet of steel inside a container collapsed on top of them during an inspection by Guam Customs officers at the LMS lot across from the Micronesia Mall.

Two workplace accidents occurred Tuesday morning within an hour of each other.

One man suffered a serious injury in one of the incidents and four others were hurt in the other accident.

Around 10:40 a.m., a man inspecting the roof of the Harmon Cost-U-Less fell through a skylight opening.

According to Guam Fire Department spokesman Kevin Reilly, the man plunged 45 feet to the concrete floor below.

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In a news release, Reilly said the man was conscious and alert, but “sustained severe injuries from the fall.”

The man was taken to GRMC. His condition has not been released.

About an hour earlier, four men suffered what Reilly described as relatively minor injuries after a sheet of steel inside a container collapsed on top of them during an inspection by Guam Customs officers.

It happened at around 9:30 a.m. this morning at the LMS lot across from the Micronesia Mall.

Three of the four men were trapped underneath the steel sheet.

“Our units arrived and were able to use the jaws of life and airbags to remove the three men and they were transported to GRMC. There were four total, three were trapped under. All were transported to GRMC with minor injuries,” Reilly said.

Three of the injured are LMS employees, said Reilly. One is a Customs officer.

“All of them were conscious, alert, and in stable condition with no life-threatening injuries. It could have been a lot worse. Thankfully, there were no fatalities. And everybody’s okay,” Reilly said.

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