Police: Construction worker struck in head by large piece of sheet metal

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Police in Franklin Lakes say a construction worker was seriously injured when a large piece of sheet metal fell on him.

The accident occurred Wednesday around 8:40 a.m. as the man worked at a site behind the fire department headquarters.

According to police, the victim, James Weiss, 59, of Saddle Brook, suffered severe head trauma and was flown to a hospital after he was struck in the head by a very large piece of corrugated sheet metal.

Police say he was unconscious when they arrived.

Weiss is an employee of Altona Metal Works in Little Ferry.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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