1 injured when sidewalk gives way

Published 11:27 am Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Associated Press

ST. PAUL  — Police in St. Paul say one man was hurt when a brick sidewalk collapsed beneath him Tuesday.

Witnesses tell KSTP-TV the man fell about eight feet into the hole near a downtown intersection.

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Authorities say the man had non-life threatening injuries.

Officials say the 15-by-6 foot section of the sidewalk probably gave way because of a water main break in the area. Water service in the area was temporarily interrupted.