Construction worker breaks hip in two places after loader crash

GRAFTON, Mass. — A technical rescue crew spent three hours freeing an injured construction worker from his machine in Grafton on Saturday.

The man, said to be about 50 years old, was driving the front-end loader when he drove over a trench and the loader overturned.

The man's hip was broken in two places, another construction worker told FOX25, requiring him to undergo surgery.

The Grafton Fire Department responded to the emergency call on Carroll Road shortly before 11 a.m., finding the injured worker inside the loader which was on its side over the opening to the trench, Fire Chief Michael Gauthier said.

Southbridge Fire activated a technical strike team comprised of first responders from about 25 communities. They arrived in about an hour, using chains to secure the machine and the trench before extricating the worker.

He was taken to a local hospital and prepared for surgery.

The crew was working on a water line for a new house when the accident occurred.