Sep 272013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 25, 2013 –

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.

Copyright News-Ledger 2013

Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke