Worker Seriously Hurt at Binghamton Street Reconstruction Site
A man working on a Binghamton road reconstruction project sustained severe injuries when he was struck by a large bulldozer.
The incident happened on Glenwood Avenue in the city's First Ward shortly after 2 p.m. Friday.
When police arrived at the scene, the man was found in the middle of the roadway between Lake Avenue and Julian Street. He was a few inches away from the rear of the bulldozer.
Witnesses said the man's right leg appeared to have been badly injured. He was transported to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.
Police officers used yellow tape to secure the scene. They spoke with the man who had been operating the bulldozer and other construction workers who were nearby.
Initial reports indicated the bulldozer operator did not see the man behind the large machine when he began backing up. The bulldozer then apparently ran over the man's leg.
Work on the $1.2 million Glenwood Avenue reconstruction project resumed about two weeks ago. Chicago Construction Company of Endicott was hired by the city to do the work.
The first phase of the project started last September. The final phase of the job is scheduled to be completed by June.
Mayor Jared Kraham's office did not immediately respond to a request for information about Friday afternoon's incident. It was not known whether work on the project will resume on Monday.
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