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Worker seriously injured at construction site

May 24, 2019

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A worker has been seriously injured at a construction site in Lynn.

Lynn Deputy Fire Chief Arthur Richard says the 38-year-old man was taken by helicopter Friday morning to a Boston hospital after suffering the injuries.

Officials say a large section of reinforcing iron, or rebar, collapsed around 8:30 a.m. as it was being lowered into a hole at the site of a 10-story apartment building under construction.

The worker, who has not been named, was trapped under the iron and firefighters had to use a heavy mechanical saw to free him. Richard told The Lynn Daily Item the worker was alert and conscious when he was rescued but very seriously injured.

About 20 other workers were in the area but weren’t harmed.

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