2011-12-30 / Maine

Floor gives way under contractor

SANFORD (AP) — Officials say a contractor escaped serious injury when the floor gave way while he was operating a small loader in a former mill building in Sanford.

Assistant Fire Chief Steve Benotti says the man and the machine fell 18 feet into the basement.

Co- workers tell the Portland Press Herald that the victim was up and walking with some pain after the incident Thursday morning.

Benotti said the man was taken to Goodall Hospital for evaluation.

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