2 workers critically injured on construction site

Channel 2's Tyisha Fernandes details what led to two men being burned during a workplace accident.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Two workers were injured Wednesday at a construction site in Forsyth County, authorities told Channel 2 Action News.

The incident was reported at 9 a.m. in the Mosscreek Estates subdivision in Forsyth County.

"Essentially, they were burned," Fire Chief Jason Shivers said.

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The men who were working on a home were putting up the frame and the roof using a crane. The crane hit high voltage power lines.

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"Immediately, it electrocuted the piece of equipment, and thus, the two workers who were working at the base of it, both those workers, both adult males sustained serious life-threatening injuries," Shivers said.

Both workers were airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.