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A man buried in a construction accident in St. Clair County on Tuesday, is now listed in serious condition at UAB Hospital.

The man was using a backhoe to move dirt at an auto salvage yard on Old Coal City Road when portions of the dirt wall collapsed and buried him inside the cab of the backhoe.

Rescuers arrived on the scene and it took them nearly two hours to dig him out.

He was airlifted to UAB Hospital for treatment of his injuries. No further information is available at this time.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction accidents account for over 400,000 injuries each year.

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