Worker Injured on I-70

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The State Highway Patrol said one person was injured in a construction accident on Interstate 70 Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened just before 4pm when 43-year-old Christopher Siefker of Baltimore, Ohio was assisting with construction on the Interstate 70 project.

The patrol said that Siefker became trapped in an auger. Traffic on I-70 east and westbound were stopped for over two hours while medical personnel attempted to free him.

The patrol said he was freed from the construction equipment at 6:20pm and taken to Genesis Hospital. The incident remains under investigation.

The patrol was assisted at the scene by Zanesville Fire Department, Community Ambulance and the Zanesville Police Department.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.