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Construction Worker Injured At UK Residence Hall

Reported by: Mark Stitz
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Updated: 2/19 7:39 pm
UK Police say a construction worker was critically injured just before noon Wednesday morning at Haggin Hall.

First responders found a 24-year-old male construction worker who had been critically injured by a piece of plywood.

Police say the plywood was being transferred onto the 5-story residence hall's roof when a strong gust of wind blew the plywood out of the hands of two workers.

The plywood fell to the ground, striking the worker on the ground in the back and neck.

The worker, who police are not identifying right now, was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was taken to UK Chandler Hospital.

The general contractor for the Haggin Hall construction is Messer Construction.

The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says Messer shows a dedication to worker safety and has many programs in place to keep their workers safe.

OSHA says Messer Construction was cited for asbestos in 2006 and cited for fall protection in 2004.

In a statement released by Messer Construction, the company says, "The cause of the accident and the resulting injury is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and we are fully cooperating with all parties. The area where the incident took place has been secured for OSHA to investigate."

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