Man injured in Craig industrial accident in stable condition |

Man injured in Craig industrial accident in stable condition

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The Anson Excavating & Pipe, Inc. employee who was injured in an industrial accident on July 5 is in stable condition, according to Anson co-owner Mardi Anson.

The injury occurred in the parking lot of Northwest Pawn Shop where the city of Craig is installing a new sewage lift station.

Shawn Charles, 41, was suffered a hip fracture, which required surgery, as well as a broken scapula and couple of broken ribs after being struck by a concrete pipe, Anson said. Other than a few stiches on his face, Charles suffered no head injuries, she said.

“He is still hospitalized, and will be for awhile, but is expected to recover,” Anson wrote in an email.

Charles was sent to The Memorial Hospital before being transferred to another facility.

Although Charles is expected to recover, Anson said he “has a long road ahead of him.”

“The family is thankful for the care and concern in the community,” Anson wrote in the email.

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