Two Life-Flighted During Construction at Former Weirton Walmart

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UPDATE 2:58 p.m.:

According to officials, two people were injured while working on construction at a former Walmart building in Weirton.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:35 p.m., while two workers were putting up tresses.

As they were putting up the tresses, the walls reportedly collapsed on the workers.

Both workers were injured and were life-flighted to UPMC.

Officials also report that a small gas leak occurred after a transmitter was hit. Mountaineer Gas is on the scene responding.

Stay with 7News as we continue to update this story.


ORIGINAL: 

Two people have been injured while working on construction at a site in Weirton.

According to the Weirton Fire Department, the two were working on construction at a building that housed a former Walmart, when a part of the roof collapsed.

Officials have not yet released the extent of their injuries. EMS arrived on the scene.

7News has a crew on the way. Stay with us as details develop.

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