Santa Monica firefighters shut down a section of Second Street at Santa Monica Boulevard Wednesday morning to respond to an emergency call of a construction worker injured by a 300-pound column.

The call came into dispatch at 10:54 a.m. on Wednesday. A construction worker at the Parking Structure 6 site had been struck on the arm by the large column one story below grade while working on the subterranean portion of the parking structure. He sustained moderate injuries, said Cpt. Jason Wells, spokesperson for the Santa Monica Fire Department.

Firefighters carried the man out on a stretcher and an ambulance took him to safety. The road was reopened by roughly 11:30 a.m.