A contracted construction worker was hurt Wednesday while working on the widening project on East Brainerd Road.

Tennessee Department of Transportation tells Channel 3 that the construction worker, who was contracted by Jones Brothers was injured in a work zone mishap. It did not involve anyone from the traveling project, TDOT said. 

The accident was involving workers who were relocating a water line. Chattanooga Fire Department said the construction worker sustained a very serious injury to one his legs, by a back hoe. The injured worker was transported to a local hospital. 

Stay with Channel 3 as this story develops.