Man injured in Rupy Pipeline accident

A track-hoe working on the Ruby Pipeline slid a couple hundred feet down a ravine Tuesday afternoon northeast of Mantua. The accident occurred at about 4 p.m. A Lifeflight helicopter tried to assist in the rescue of the injured track hoe operator but was not able to use their hoist to get the victim out. Box Elder County Search and Rescue eventually reached the man and carried him out to a waiting ambulance at just before 8 p.m. According to Box Elder County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Kevin Potter, the man was described to be in serious condition. According to a co-worker, the victim suffered broken ribs and facial injuries and was transported to Logan Regional Hospital to be treated. It is also reported that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the accident. The victim’s name, age and hometown have not yet been released.

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