Workers hurt in West Sac street project


Two men working for a PG&E subcontractor were badly hurt early last Wednesday in a pipe replacement project.

The accident happened at about 4 a.m. near Jefferson Boulevard and 15th Street – part of a major project in which old gas pipe is being removed and replaced.

Reports say a large metal part such as a plate to support a trench slipped from a lifting device and hit the men.  One responding police officer reported:

“Two male workers had been injured by a steel piling that had come unhooked and fallen from the lift.”

One worker had what appeared to be a broken and swollen leg, reported the officer. Another had “obvious head trauma” and was unconscious. Both went to nearby hospitals. At press time, there was no word of their condition.

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