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Man in critical condition after boulder hits him

September 11, 2013
Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man was in critical but stable condition a day after a car-sized boulder slid onto a mountain road and landed on him.

The 27-year-old, unidentified Phoenix man and four others were headed to the top of Mount Elden near Flagstaff to work on a radio tower on Tuesday.

Authorities say the boulder fell as the group was trying to move another massive rock that had blocked their path.

Coconino County sheriff's Sgt. Jason Lurkins says the workers called for help and were able to remove the man from underneath the boulder before responders arrived.

Lurkins says the group used a tow strap wrapped around the boulder, a truck and jacks to free hum. He remained in intensive care Wednesday with injuries to his pelvis and legs.



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