A 38-year-old man was injured Tuesday morning at a construction site in Yolo County when a large object fell on him as he worked below ground on a municipal water project.
The construction site is part of the Woodland-Davis project that will deliver Sacramento River water to the two cities.
The construction worker was hit in the back by the object when he was at the bottom of a cofferdam about 40 feet down, according to Battalion Chief Rick Sander of the Woodland Fire Department. A cofferdam is a watertight space pumped out to stay dry while construction work is performed below the waterline.
Rescuers descended construction stairs to enter the cofferdam and reach the injured worker.
He was lifted on a rescue basket with a construction crane and transported to the UC Davis Medical Center, where he was reported in stable condition, authorities said.