3 workers injured after chain snaps at construction site in Denver

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DENVER — Three workers were injured when a chain being used to move a large pipe snapped and hit them at a construction site on Thursday, the Denver Fire Department said..

(Photo: Denver Fire Department)

The fire department used a ladder truck to pull one of the injured men from 30 feet below grade after the accident at 4100 E. Brighton Blvd.

Fire officials said the workers were moving a large sewage pipe and were using a chain for tension.

Officials said one man took the brunt of the impact from the chain and two other men suffered minor injuries.

They were all taken to a hospital. The extent of the injuries is not known.