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PHOENIX, June 19 Temporary framing beneath a
freeway overpass in Mesa, Arizona, collapsed on Wednesday,
killing one construction worker and injuring another, a fire
department spokesman said.
The collapse occurred shortly after 6 a.m. as workers
removed a wood and steel support from an overpass being built to
connect to the State Route 202 freeway, Captain Forrest Smith of
the Mesa Fire and Medical Department said.
One man was found dead under the debris. Another worker was
taken to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition,
The cause of the collapse, which did not affect metro
Phoenix commuter traffic, is not known.
(Reporting by Tim Gaynor in Phoenix and Ian Simpson in
Washington; Editing by Scott Malone and Xavier Briand)