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Construction worker flown to hospital after being hit by excavator in Algonquin

A construction worker was taken to the hospital with injuries that were life-threatening after getting hit by an excavator Tuesday, a fire official said.

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Rescue District Battalion Chief John Greene said first responders were called to the scene about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The incident occurred in a closed construction site in the zero to 100 block of South Main Street in Algonquin, where bridge work is ongoing, he said.

The excavator had been in the process of pivoting when the worker got pinned between the machine and a concrete barrier, Greene said.

First responders took the man to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital, where Flight for Life landed and then flew him to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Greene said.

A Rochelle man died earlier this month after the incident involving an excavator. A tree fell on the machine May 4 in unincorporated Union.

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