Construction worker injured while working on water main and sewer system

Monday, May 7, 2012 | 7:03 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A construction worker is facing potentially life threatening injuries after being rolled over by a piece of construction pipe Monday afternoon.

Columbia Fire Department Public Information Officer Steven Sapp said the construction worker was a member of a private contractor's crew working on the extension of the city water main and sewer system.

He said the worker was using a front loader to move a piece of concrete pipe with a 24-inch diameter when both the pipe and the worker came off the equipment. The piece of pipe rolled over the worker.

Sapp said the 911 call came in at 2:30 p.m. Monday. The worker was conscious when emergency responders arrived to the site at the 1100 block of Cinnamon Hill Lane and was transported to University Hospital.

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