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.
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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.