Lanser’s leg became caught on a piece of rebar, which was pointing straight up, according to the police report.
Both men were taken to Atrium Medical Center, where they were still being treated in the emergency department at 5:30 p.m., according to hospital officials.
“It was a bad fall,” said co-worker Jim Manley, who was at the scene. Manley told police he saw the men fall, but did not see what caused the accident.
OSHA was called to the scene and is investigating
Middletown City School officials posted information on Facebook and their website stating the accident had occurred to inform parents who might have seen police and fire at the school, according to Destini Burns, district spokeswoman.