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Two construction workers injured in Longfellow Bridge accident

The top of the 35-foot-deep hole that the workers were rescued from.

Boston Fire Department

The top of the 35-foot-deep hole that the workers were rescued from.

Two workers were rushed to the hospital this afternoon after they were injured during construction on the Longfellow Bridge, Boston Fire Department officials said.

The two men were working inside a 35-foot-deep hole about 1:30 p.m. today, when a chute funneling concrete collapsed on top of them, Boston Fire spokesman Steve MacDonald said.

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They were injured by the debris and couldn’t climb a ladder to get out of the hole. Firefighters came to the bridge and used a Stokes basket, a type of stretcher, to lift the men out, MacDonald said.

EMS workers took the two men to the hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening, according to MacDonald.

“They had some bumps and bruises,” he said. “But they are going to be fine.”

The Longfellow Bridge joins Cambridge Street in Boston with Main Street in Cambridge. The current rehabilitation project will help address current structural deficiencies.

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Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp
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