Illinois Man Injured on Construction Site

A Prairie State Energy Campus worker was hospitalized after a construction accident. The 35-year-old man (his name has not been released) was working on the 13th floor when he was suffered a blow to the head from a piece of metal. John Felchlia, Washington County Ambulance Service Administrator told KMOX News that an on-site rescue team affiliated with the campus immobilized the man on that floor until rescue workers came. He was then lowered by crane to the waiting emergency vehicles.

The man was taken to a St. Louis hospital and his condition has not been released. The U.S. Department of Laborestimates there are approximately 13 injuries per 100 workers in the field of civil engineering construction.

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