A South Carolina construction worker was seriously injured recently when a pipe exploded at a work site on the University of South Carolina Beaufort campus.
Authorities said the worker was conscious as he was flown by helicopter to the local hospital, shortly before 11 a.m. The worker was not immediately identified and neither were the exact nature of his injuries, though officials did say the injuries were serious enough that he had to be transported to the hospital by helicopter rather than ground ambulance.
He was being treated at the local trauma center, though the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Officials did say he the worker suffered "bruises and scratches." It's not clear if he also suffered severe burns.