A man operating an asphalt paver struck a lip between the driveway and the road at the Bell Works site. According to the Holmdel Patch, the machine lifted into the air, tossing the 83-year-old man onto the freshly placed asphalt. The man was then trapped between the asphalt and the paving machine.
A co-worker was able to stop the machine and remove the elderly man from the pavement before authorities arrived.
The man received treatment for serious injuries and burns at the Jersey Shore Medical Center, and later was taken to the Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
The Traffic Safety Unit is currently investigating the construction incident, reports the Holmdel Patch.
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