Five Amish workers were injured on Thursday in a farm accident south of Carrolltown when the scaffolding they were on near the top of a silo collapsed.

Two were seriously injured and were flown by helicopter to the trauma center at Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, rescue workers said.

Three others of the eight-man work crew managed to hold on to the top of the silo and were not seriously injured, the rescue workers said.

Rescue workers responding to a vehicle crash were able to quickly divert resources to the nearby farm accident.

The crew of Amish workers, which regularly does carpentry and construction jobs on farms throughout northern Cambria County.

The men were working at the Brent Lowmaster farm on the curve of Route 219 near Route 553.

Earlier, police and rescue workers responded to a vehicle accident on the highway just north of the farm, police said.

No serious injuries resulted from that incident.

But while rescue workers still were on the scene, the scaffolding at the nearby farm collapsed, sending rescuers rushing to provide aid.

Information on the condition of the injured men was not available late Thursday.

Carrolltown fire Chief Ed Owens said he could not release the names of the injured workers.

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