Florida construction worker struck by 7,000-pound pipe in downtown Orlando

Florida construction worker struck by 7,000-pound pipe in downtown Orlando

A construction worker suffered a leg injury when he was struck by a 7,000-pound pipe in downtown Orlando.

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida construction worker was struck by a 60-foot,  7,000-pound pipe Friday afternoon in downtown Orlando, the Orlando Fire Department said.

Officials said the incident was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. at West Robinson Street and North Hughey Avenue.

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The worker was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with a leg injury, firefighters said.

No other details were given.

SGL Constructors, the contractor of the I-4 Ultimate Project, told WFTV the incident, which involves a subcontractor worker, is under investigation.