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Construction worker hurt in accident

The owner of the future shopping center and Copper River Grill in Nicholasville says around 7:45 this morning, a construction worker fell off the machine he was operating and somehow caught his foot in the machinery.

The accident severed his lower leg.

Emergency crews took the man to the hospital for treatment.

This accident has hit the other workers hard.

"Still kind of in shock. This is a young man who works with his feet and hands to support his family," said Copper River owner Charbel Joseph.

Joseph says there will be an investigation into exactly what happened, but at this point he's more concerned about how that injured man is doing.

Emergency crews have not released the man's name, or his condition.

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