CDOT worker falls from I-70 in Glenwood Canyon |

CDOT worker falls from I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

Ryan Summerlin

A Colorado Department of Transportation worker fell Wednesday morning from the upper deck of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon.

Amy Ford, CDOT communications director, said that a maintenance worker fell while working on a guard rail near mile marker 127. The circumstances of this fall are still unknown, and CDOT is conducting a safety investigation into the incident. Ford said the worker fortunately received only minor injuries but was transported to a hospital.

She said that traffic was not affected other than having to pull over for emergency vehicles.

The fall occurred near ongoing work to reduce rockfall dangers in the canyon, though Ford said this worker was not directly involved in that project.

The Post Independent will update this story as more detail becomes available.

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