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1 injured after scaffolding falls onto I-40 in Conway

A portion of Interstate 40 in Conway was closed Wednesday morning after a construction accident. (KATV photo)

A portion of Interstate 40 in Conway was closed Wednesday morning after a construction accident.

According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, scaffolding on a new bridge construction site at the 128 mile marker collapsed and fell onto the roadway just before 9 a.m.

An ARDOT spokesman tells Channel 7 one contractor with the city of Conway was injured in the collapse. The worker was reportedly taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The eastbound lanes were blocked for approximately 30 minutes while the area was cleared.

The new bridge is being constructed across Interstate 40 south of the Highway 64 interchange.

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