1 injured in port tunnel site explosion

Worker taken to hospital as precaution

Published On: Jun 19 2012 04:09:45 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 19 2012 10:59:54 PM EDT
Port Miami tunnel accident
MIAMI -

A worker was taken to a hospital after an explosion at the site of the Port Miami tunnel project Tuesday afternoon.

A Port Miami spokeswoman said the man was working on a high-pressure pipe when the pipe's cap blew off and hit him in the hard hat.

From Sky 10 overhead, crews could be seen using a crane to lift the man, who was strapped to a backboard, to safety.

The injured worker was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital as a precaution, officials said. He is expected to be fine.