Man injured in fall from scaffold in Robinson Twp.

One man was taken to Zeeland Community Hospital following a scaffold accident Thursday morning at his home, said Robinson Township Fire Chief Paul VanVelzen. J.B. Smith and another man were shingling a building at 9861 Pierce St. when the scaffold on which they were working detached from the side of the building. The men fell about 7 feet to the ground, the chief said. One man landed on his feet and was OK, VanVelzen said. Smith caught his thumb on something and received a "nasty slice,' he said. Smith was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Becky Vargo
Sep 9, 2011

One man was taken to Zeeland Community Hospital following a scaffold accident Thursday morning at his home, said Robinson Township Fire Chief Paul VanVelzen.

J.B. Smith and another man were shingling a building at 9861 Pierce St. when the scaffold on which they were working detached from the side of the building. The men fell about 7 feet to the ground, the chief said.

One man landed on his feet and was OK, VanVelzen said. Smith caught his thumb on something and received a “nasty slice,” he said.

Smith was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

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