Construction Worker Hit By Beam on Trestle at Busway Construction Site

Worker was rescued by the West Hartford Fire Department after he was knocked down by a steel beam Friday morning.

A construction worker was injured Friday morning at a Battalion Chief Richard Winn said.

The incident happened shortly before 10 a.m. Friday near the corner of Flatbush Ave. and New Park Ave. Winn said that the man was working on the trestle and had just set a piece of metal when an I-beam, weighing approximately 6 tons, shifted and hit him, knocking him down onto the trestle. He did not fall to the ground Winn, said.

The West Hartford Fire Department used an aerial truck to rescue the worker, placing him in a Stokes Basket and lowering him to the ground with the truck's bucket.

Winn said the man, who has not been identified, was taken to Hartford Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. "He was talking to us when we got up there," Winn said.

Amtrak Police will be investigating because it happened on their property, Winn said.


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