Worker seriously injured at Lynn construction site

The 38-year-old man was trapped under reinforcing iron, officials say.

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.

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

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