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Demo Workers Hurt in St. Louis Stairwell Collapse

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St. Louis firefighters work to contain a fire on the roof of an apartment building during a five alarm fire in St. Louis on July 17, 2012. Nearly 200 apartments in the complex were involved after a fire spread throughout the roof of the buildings. No injuries were reported.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis firefighters work to contain a fire on the roof of an apartment building during a five alarm fire in St. Louis on July 17, 2012. Nearly 200 apartments in the complex were involved after a fire spread throughout the roof of the buildings. No injuries were reported. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – Two demolition workers are hospitalized after a stairwell collapsed at the site of an apartment building fire in St. Louis.

The men were working Sunday when the collapse occurred. Tom McLain of the St. Louis Fire Department says the men were trapped for about 20 minutes but were conscious and talking after being pulled from the rubble by rescuers.

Their names were not released and their conditions were not available.

The building on Lindell Boulevard was damaged in a massive blaze on July 17, leaving 250 residents homeless.

© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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