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Construction worker struck by large piece of sheet metal

January 15, 2020 GMT

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (AP) — A construction worker was seriously injured Wednesday when a large piece of sheet metal fell on him, authorities said.

The accident occurred around 8:40 a.m. as the man worked at a site behind the fire department headquarters in Franklin Lakes.

The victim, a 59-year-old Saddle Brook man, suffered severe head trauma and was flown to a hospital. But his name and further details about his condition were not disclosed.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation,