SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A construction worker was seriously injured Thursday while working on a city road project in San Francisco’s Parkside neighborhood.

Firefighters called to the area of 18th Avenue and Vicente Street at 12:10 p.m. found a 50-year-old male construction worker laying next to a construction vehicle in need of emergency medical aid, according to fire department spokesman Jonathan Baxter.

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Police spokesman Gordon Shyy said the construction worker was run over by a construction roller at the site.

The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with serious injuries. Baxter said he was able to speak to paramedics when he arrived at the hospital, but could not provide further updates on his condition.

The man was working on a city road project and employed by contractor LC General Engineering and Construction, Inc.

Department of Public Works spokeswoman Rachel Gordon said the project involves street base repair work in the area of Vicente Street and Ocean Avenue. She said she was not aware of any previous issues with the project or contractor.

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“Our thoughts and prayers are with this worker and his loved ones,” Gordon said Thursday.

Police and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health will be investigating the incident.

Cal OSHA spokeswoman Jules Bernstein today confirmed her agency had been called to the scene. She said the contractor has had no reportable incidents or complaints in the agency’s database in the past five years.

A call to LC General for comment was not returned.


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