The carpenter who was injured Monday at the Oread Inn construction site is expected to be released from Kansas University Hospital sometime Tuesday.
Brent Leintz, a project manager for Lansing-based Leavcon Concrete Construction, said the injured worker suffered a broken wrist and was kept overnight for observation at the Kansas City, Kan., hospital.
Leavcon, a subcontractor for the project, has not identified the worker. Gene Fritzel Construction Co. is the general contractor for the hotel near the KU campus.
Company officials said the employee had taken proper safety precautions, but an accident caused a concrete-forming wall to fall on top of him. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical and construction workers used a crane to lift the injured man from the site to get him to an ambulance.
He was flown to KU Hospital for precautionary measures. The company's safety inspector was looking into the accident.
Judy Freeman, the Kansas area director for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, said companies are required to report an accident to the agency only if there is a fatality or three or more workers are hospitalized in one instance.