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Chapel Hill Construction Accident Injures Man

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A construction worker was injured in a crane accident in Chapel Hill on Wednesday morning. The man fell 10 to 15 feet into a trench. He was moving a concrete vault into the trench.

The accident happened at 410 McCauley Street behind a power plant on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill.

Officials say the crane tipped over at the site of the campus’ co-generation facility.

It took two hours to rescue the man from the trench. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. It is believed that the man will be fine. The accident will be investigated by Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials.

If you would like to read more about construction accidents, please visit InjuryBoard’s Worksite Injuries information page.