A worker in a Department of Transportation road crew sustained injuries to his leg and foot June 15 in an accident with an excavator.

The worker, Michael Severson, is “doing well” at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, said Mark Latti, DOT spokesman, on June 16.

Sevrson was part of a DOT crew doing drainage work, and on Wednesday afternoon they were replacing a culvert on Route 235, Latti said.

An excavator was backing up and Sevrson’s foot got caught under the steel track, said Warren Fire Chief Ed Grinnell.

“His leg was struck by a piece of machinery, and he suffered an injury to his lower leg,” Latti said.

The DOT will investigate the accident. The DOT will also report the incident to the Bureau of Labor Standards, which will determine whether to do its own investigation as well.

Warren Rescue responded to Route 235 and Western Road at 2:40 p.m. on June 15.

The Warren Fire Department set up a landing zone at the Odd Fellows Hall on Route 90 and Route 1 for LifeFlight. The LifeFlight helicopter picked up Sevrson shortly before 4 p.m. and transported him to Central Maine Medical Center.