Construction worker struck by 7,000-pound pipe in downtown Orlando

A construction worker was struck by a 7,000-pound pipe Friday afternoon in downtown Orlando, the Orlando Fire Department said.

ORLANDO, Fla. — A construction worker was struck by a 7,000-pound pipe Friday afternoon in downtown Orlando, the Orlando Fire Department said.

Officials said the incident was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. at West Robinson Street and North Hughey Avenue.

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The worker was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with a leg injury, firefighters said.

No other details were given.

SGL Constructors, the contractor of the I-4 Ultimate Project, told Channel 9 that the incident, which involves a subcontractor worker, is under investigation.

Check back and watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News at 4 for live updates on this developing story.