Worker crushed by concrete paver near Brigham City

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — A construction worker from Layton was critically injured after he was crushed inside a concrete paver.

Authorities say the 39-year-old man was working on Interstate 15 on Friday afternoon near Brigham City when the accident occurred.

The man was operating an instrument under the paver when he somehow got pinned inside.

Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Evan Kirby says the man was airlifted to a hospital in Ogden.

He remains in critical condition.

Kirby says it was not clear how he became trapped.

Two construction workers have died in the past week in Utah County.

In both occurrences, a trench had collapsed.

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