A construction worker was injured when he fell about 12 feet after he was hit by a crane in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood this morning, a fire department employee said.

The incident was reported at 8:11 a.m. in the 500 block of Howard Street near First Street, San Francisco fire Capt. Niels Tangherlini said.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they were told that the worker had been hit by part of a crane, causing him to fall, an employee with the fire chief's office said.

The employee said the man was alert and talking when medical crews reached him. He was taken by ambulance to San Francisco General Hospital.



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