Construction Worker Hit by Falling Brick in ‘Extremely Critical' Condition

A construction worker is in "extremely critical" condition after he was hit by a falling brick at construction site Tuesday morning in Hartford, according to the fire department.

Fire officials said a brick fell from the roof of a four-story building at 390 Capitol Avenue and struck the worker on the head. He was unconscious when emergency responders arrived at the scene around 11:30 a.m.

He was taken by ambulance to Hartford Hospital and is listed in "extremely critical" condition, according to fire department.

Hartford police, members of the city of Hartford Licenses and Inspections Department and officials from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration responded to the scene.

The 100-year-old building at 390 Capitol Avenue is under renovation.

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