Teacher at UVa Medical Center after Being Trapped in Pavilion Collapse

A former Shenandoah Valley Academy teacher is at the University of Virginia Medical Center after being trapped in a pavilion collapse.

That collapse happening just after 9 a.m. Thursday morning at the school.

Leaders with the school said a crew had been laying concrete on a pavilion for the school. One of the workers backed the cement truck too far, causing the roof to collapse.

Another worker, Jeff Johnson was trapped under it all and emergency crews rescued Johnson in a matter of minutes.

The pavilion was being built to help the school expand.

"This was going to be used, within functions, to put food and whatnot, and to have some shelter, so we were also hoping and planning to build a tennis court as well, so it would have a multi-use," said Dan Jensen with the Shenandoah Valley Academy.

Thursday night, Johnson was at U.Va. Medical Center. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the collapse.
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A shelter at Shenandoah Valley Academy collapsed, injuring two construction workers in New Market.

The two workers were trapped under the open-air shelter, but were rescued. They are now at a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.

The shelter was under construction.


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