3 Hurt after concrete-pumping hose explodes; crane rescues 2

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MESA -- Crews were called to the scene of a rescue at a water treatment plant under construction at Elliot and Signal Butte roads in Mesa Friday morning.

Men lowered by crane

According to the Mesa Fire Department, a hose being used to pour concrete into a exploded shortly before 7 a.m. Concrete was scattered up to 60 feet.

Three people were hurt. Two of them were in a precarious position atop 25-foot-tall scaffolding.

Protective barriers on that scaffolding kept the workers from falling, said Battalion Chief Larry Spade

Video from NewsChopper 3 showed rescuers using a crane that was already at the site to lower the injured men to the ground.

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