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Brick wall collapses on two workers in Outremont

The wall of this garage in Outremont collapsed on two construction workers. July 18, 2017. .
The wall of this garage in Outremont collapsed on two construction workers. July 18, 2017. . Sidney Dagenais

A brick wall collapsed on two workers at a residential construction site in Outremont late Tuesday morning.

Montreal firefighters were first on the scene with their rescue unit and quickly secured the perimeter in an alley near Lajoie Avenue and Hutchinson Street.

They handed the case over to Quebec’s worker health and safety board (CNESST), whose investigators arrived around 12:15 p.m.

The construction workers were renovating a garage at the time of the collapse and were found beneath the fallen wall. They were conscious and transported to hospital.

The wall with the garage door also fell due to the lack of structural integrity.

The contractor — Affordable Construction Inc. — was told by CNESST investigators to halt all work on the site until the remaining walls are either reinforced or demolished.

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The cause of the collapse is still unknown.