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Road worker injured in paving accident

 

Dispatch Staff Report

 

 

A Falcon Contracting worker was hospitalized Thursday after he was pinned between two vehicles on Second Avenue North. 

 

City Public Information Officer Joe Dillon said the worker, who is 23 years old, was driving a water truck to fill up a milling machine for paving work along the road. When he got out to connect the hose from the water truck and the milling machine, Dillon said, the truck rolled forward and pinned him between the two vehicles. 

 

Dillon said the accident happened at about 10:35 a.m. 

 

"Unfortunately, where they were milling the road was on a slight incline," Dillon said. 

 

Dillon said an ambulance took the worker to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. He said the man was alert and responsive when he left the scene. 

 

The worker's name was not available by press time, and Falcon Contracting representatives did not respond to calls for comment. 

 

The paving work on Second Avenue is part of a $5 million paving project addressing roads, sidewalks and other infrastructure work across the city.

 

 

 

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