OSHA Investigating Severe Injury at Binghamton Street Project
A federal agency is looking into an incident that resulted in critical injuries to a worker at a road reconstruction job in Binghamton.
A man was critically hurt Friday afternoon when he was struck and run over by a bulldozer on Glenwood Avenue in the city's First Ward.
Mayor Jared Kraham told WNBF News that Chicago Construction Company was working on the project when "a worker, operating a compact track bulldozer, backed into another worker, causing injuries to his pelvis and both lower extremities."
Kraham said the injured man was taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City by a Binghamton Fire Department ambulance. He later was flown to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.
The name of the injured worker and his condition have not been released.
Binghamton police detective Captain Cory Minor said the initial investigation indicated nothing criminal in nature had occurred. Police advised the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the incident.
An OSHA spokesperson confirmed city police had notified the agency "of an injury to an employee of Chicago Construction Co."
OSHA sent an inspector to the scene of the incident and "an inspection was opened the same day."
The purpose of the inspection is "to gather information to determine if the employer complied with OSHA safety standards." The review process may take up to six months to complete.
Work on $1.2 million Glenwood Avenue reconstruction project has resumed. It's expected to be completed by June.
VIDEO: From the scene in Binghamton's First Ward on April 7, 2023.
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