Construction worker still in serious condition

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Construction worker Sam Scholl, 45, of Cape Girardeau remained in serious condition Saturday at St. Louis University Hospital, four days after a slab of concrete fell on him at a construction site at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

Authorities had reported that the accident injured his legs. But his wife, Tammi, said Saturday that her husband also sustained liver, spleen and kidney injuries.

"Just about all of his ribs were broken," she said. "He is in so much pain."

Tammi Scholl said her husband remains on a ventilator although he is doing some breathing on his own.

She said she appreciated the prayers and sympathy that the family has received from fellow construction workers and area residents.

"It's just been tremendous," she said.

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