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Construction Worker Impaled by at Least 2 Pieces of Rebar

The man is in critical condition, fire officials said.

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    Worker Impaled by Rebar on Downtown LA Site

    A construction worker was impaled by at least two pieces of rebar when something fell on him while working at a construction site in downtown Los Angeles. Adrian Arambulo reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016)

    A construction worker is in critical condition after he was impaled by rebar at a construction site in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon.

    The man, who was working atop a proposed 49-story high-rise under construction on Hill Street, was impaled by at least two pieces of rebar around 2:43 p.m., fire officials said.

    The 27-year-old was approximately 20 feet above ground when a panel fell on top of him. At least two pieces of steel bar impaled the man's torso. 

    The Los Angeles Fire Department used a saw to cut the rebar which remained embedded and lowered the man to street level using a litter basket.

    The injured worker was taken to a trauma center in critical condition.

    The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as CalOSHA, is investigating.

    A notice posted at the construction site listed the contractor as Onni Contracting. 

    The company could not be reached for comment.