On Friday morning, a sub-contractor working on upgrades to a power plant at a college in Virginia was injured by a falling pipe. The iron and insulation pipe reportedly measured 40 feet long with a one foot diameter.
Firefighters from a nearby city responded to the construction accident.
The unidentified construction accident victim suffered a laceration and bruises on one leg. He was taken to a local elementary school, where he was airlifted to the hospital. A spokesperson for the college said the sub-contractor’s injuries were non-life-threatening.
Source: Worker at W&M hurt by falling pipe, The Virginia Gazette, June 25, 2010
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