Construction worker critically injured in Spanish Fork accident

Construction worker critically injured in Spanish Fork accident

(Sgt. Spencer Cannon, Utah County Sheriff's Office)


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SPANISH FORK — A 49-year-old man was critically injured in a construction accident Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Emergency crews responded to a report of an accident at a yard area of RB Construction, located at 251 E. 7650 South, before 9 a.m., Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said.

Cannon said the man was under the right lift arm of a POSI-TRACK RC100 construction vehicle when it lowered and crushed him between the lift arm and the tread of the vehicle.

"It was not very clear if there was some kind of mechanical function or if he activated the arms," Cannon said. "But at any rate, they came down and crushed him."

The man was transported by medical helicopter to Utah Valley Hospital in Provo and was scheduled to undergo surgery, Cannon added.

The incident remains under investigation. Cannon said he believed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would be involved in that investigation.

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