SAN DIEGO, CA – A construction worker was rescued by fire crews and sent to the hospital after suffering an injury at a worksite in downtown San Diego this afternoon, according to the Times of San Diego.
The incident happened at about 12:35 p.m. at a site in the 330 block of W Broadway, when a construction worker in his 20s sustained a leg injury.
He was extricated via the use of a Lyfe Pulley system, which consists of a system of pulleys and ropes on a truck. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was then taken to the hospital in undisclosed condition.
The incident remains under investigation by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
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