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Firefighters rescue construction worker caught in Upstate building collapse

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Mount Zion Road outbuilding collapse (Source: NSFD) Mount Zion Road outbuilding collapse (Source: NSFD)
Collapsed building (June 1, 2017/FOX Carolina) Collapsed building (June 1, 2017/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The North Spartanburg Fire District said officials were called to the scene of a structure collapse on Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. on Mount Zion Road. Firefighters said a 10 by 15-foot outbuilding was being demolished when it caved in on a worker.

First responders were able to free the victim who was transported by EMS.

The victim's wife told FOX Carolina they were planning to tear down the building because it was previously damaged by a fallen tree. A neighbor saw it happen and ran over to help.

She said emergency crews had to cut him from the building.

He is home now recovering.

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