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30-ton boulder lands on man in Arizona

7:58 PM, Sep 11, 2013   |    comments
nvestigators at the scene of a boulder slide where a Phoenix man was seriously injured while trying to move another boulder. The 27-year-old man was hospitalized for injuries to his legs and pelvis. (Photo: Coconino County Sheriffís Office via AP)
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- An Arizona man was seriously hurt when a room-size boulder slid down onto a mountain road and landed on him while he and some other workers were trying to move another boulder out of the road.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office says the 27-year-old Phoenix man was hospitalized with injuries to his legs and pelvis after being hit by the 30-ton rock.

The Sheriff's Office says the man and four other people were trying to go to the top of Mount Elden near Flagstaff to work on a radio tower Tuesday.

Heavy rain had fallen in the area, and the boulder hit the man after sliding down a slope and onto the road where the other large boulder had previously fallen.

The man's companions called for help.

Associated Press

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