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Worker hospitalized after construction site fall

4-18-14

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a worker was injured when he fell off a ladder at a residential development under construction in northern New Jersey.

Morristown police say the man was working in a loft area when the accident occurred around 8:15 a.m. Friday. He fell about 15 feet and reported head, back and leg pain but did not lose consciousness after the fall.

Emergency crews immobilized the man and took him to a hospital. His injuries were not considered life-threatening, but further details were not disclosed.