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Worker Injured at Outagamie Co. Regional Airport

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Worker Injured at Outagamie Co. Regional Airport

By Deandra Corinthios. CREATED Jul 11, 2012

GREENVILLE, Wis.--A construction workeris in the hospital after being crushed by the forklift he was operating. Emergency responders were called to the airport around 2:40 Wednesday afternoon. The injured worker was rushed to Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah.

An investigation is underway to find out how the forklift tipped over. The injured man's identity has not yet been released. We do know he works for Elmstar Electric, a contractor on the airport's project. Elmstar safety crews as well as airport fire crews are now looking into how the accident happened.

 The injured worker was able to crawl out from underneath the forklift but the extent of his injuries are still unknown.

"The injuries were severe enough to transport him for medical treatment," said Outgamie County Regional Airport director, Marty Glass.

Contractors are reconstructing 1500 feet of taxiway and installing new lighting.

"That is what the contractor was working on at the time. Electrical work associated with taxiway lights," said Glass.

How the forklift tipped is still to be determined by investigators. It's not clear if it was carrying equipment when the accident happened. "

We contacted Elmstar Electric for comment, they haven't yet returned our call. This is the second construction accident in less than a week in northeast Wisconsin.

On July 5th a worker was killed by a crane, on Highway 41 near Oshkosh.