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Construction worker injured at Henderson housing site


A construction worker was severely injured Thursday morning after he fell into a manhole in Henderson.

The accident happened about 7:15 a.m. near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road, said Henderson Fire Department Battalion Chief Doug Koopman. The man was found at the bottom of a 15-foot manhole, Koopman said, and airlifted to University Medical Center.

The man was working on the infrastructure for a housing project. Koopman didn’t know what company or agency was doing the construction.

The incident is under investigation by the construction company and OSHA.

Contact reporter Mike Blasky at mblasky@reviewjournal.com. Follow @blasky on Twitter.

 

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