Unlucky day: City worker pinned by paving machine in Friday the 13th accident

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It was not his day.

A city worker is in serious condition after a street-paving machine mangled his leg at a Midwood work zone on Friday, Oct. 13.

The 62-year-old victim received a major gash in his left leg after a co-worker hit him with the machine and pinned him between the paver and another piece of equipment between avenues N and O just before 10 am, police said.

The driver was attempting to throttle the vehicle in reverse, but instead lurched forward after his clothes got caught on the gear lever, according to a road worker at the scene.

The wayward construction vehicle ensnared the victim’s pants, preventing his escape as the machine pinned him to another work-site apparatus, cops said.

Paramedics rushed the man to Kings County Hospital at 10:19 am, according to police, but not before this paper’s photographer snapped shots of the injured worker inside the back of an ambulance, his right hand clasped over his eyes in apparent agony.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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