Worker Taken to Hospital After Construction Accident in Derby

One person was taken to the hospital to be treated for a leg injury after a construction accident in Derby on Wednesday morning.

Officials said crews were working on widening the intersection of New Haven Avenue and Derby-Milford Road when the accident happened around 6:45 a.m.

STORM Ambulance Chief Louis Oliwa said the roller seemed to have hit a weak patch of soil and tipped over onto the operator's left leg.

The construction company lifted the roof of the vehicle and first responders also helped free the trapped worker.

The injured worker was conscious and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital Trauma Center.

OSHA and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have been notified about the incident.

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