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Construction workers injured when concrete wall collapsed near Orcutt

ORCUTT, Calif. - Two construction workers are recovering from injuries suffered when part of a concrete wall collapsed at the Rice Ranch construction site near Orcutt on Monday.

The two men, described to be in their 20's, became trapped under concrete blocks after the collapse. Both were pulled out by other construction workers on scene before medics arrived on scene, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Both men were inspected by medics on scene. One of the men was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center with minor injuries for further medical treatment. The other was released at the scene but planned to seek further medical attention at a local urgent care, according to Santa Barbara County Fire.

Authorities are investigating the case of the wall collapse. County inspectors and Cal OSHA have been notified of the incident.

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