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Three injured in construction accident near Petco Park

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Three construction workers suffered severe injuries Wednesday when they fell from a scaffolding inside an apartment building under construction near Petco Park. 
 
The industrial accident in the 200 block of Park Boulevard was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. 

John Grubich was in the area when he saw ambulances rushing to an East Village construction site. He said he saw three men hauled away on stretchers. 

"When they were being loaded into the ambulance, they weren’t moving," said Grubich. "They were very still. The guys in the ambulance were doing whatever they could."  

According to the San Diego Fire Department, the workers were on the second floor hanging dry wall on an apartment building under construction when the scaffolding suddenly collapsed.  

All three fell about 16 feet to the ground. One suffered major injuries 
 
Medics took the injured men, whose names were not released, to UCSD Medical Center for treatment of serious trauma, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said. 

Another worker was checked out at the scene by paramedics. 

The site where the incident happened is a massive $250-million-dollar project called Ballpark Village, which broke ground in 2015.  

The site will eventually be home to apartments and retail with a portion of it is scheduled to open sometime this year  

The cause of the accident was under investigation. 

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