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Father, Son Injured on Construction Site in Greenwood

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A construction accident on Tuesday, involving a man and his 15-year-old son is now under investigation by the state.

The accident occurred at a hotel construction site located near Interstate 65 and County Line Road in Greenwood, according to a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Labor.

The 15-year-old boy was on the job site with his father, 31, when both fell nearly 40 feet after the scaffolding they were standing on fell from a fork lift, police said.

They were both transported to Methodist Hospital for treatment. On Thursday, Greenwood Chief of Police Joe Pitcher said the father was listed in critical condition. The injuries suffered by the 15-year-old do not appear to be life-threatening.

The Department of Labor and several other state agencies were trying to determine why the 15-year-old was at the site, if he was working — which would be illegal due to his age — and if the fork lift was being properly operated, Keefer said.