Worker airlifted from construction site after industrial accident

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah, July 3, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A construction worker who was hit by a large pipe in Saratoga Springs has been transported by medical helicopter to a local hospital.

The accident happened Wednesday afternoon when work crews at the site, near 16100 South and Camp Williams Road, was attempting to maneuver a heavy section of pipe into place in a trench that was four to five feet deep.

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The suspended pipe began to swing, and struck and injured the worker, according to information released by the Saratoga Springs Fire officials.

A heavy rescue crew rescued the man from the trench, and he was transported with critical injuries that were not believed to be life threatening.

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