MACON, Ga. — A Macon Water Authority employee from Wilkinson County was seriously injured while repairing a water main early Friday morning.

According to a news release from MWA, the employee is 35-year-old Jonathan Wood, a water distribution line tech, from Gordon.

They say he was working to replace a valve on a water main along Bass Road when the accident happened.

He was taken via ambulance to the Medical Center, Navicent Health where he’s currently listed in critical condition.

The Macon Water Authority says Wood has been with them since February. As a line tech, he works on a crew of 3-5 people who repair water mains and service lines through the water distribution system.

Officials with the authority say they’re following normal protocol to investigate specific details of the accident.

“Right now, our concern is with Jonathan, his family, his crew with him at the time of the accident, and his co-workers who work with him every day,” said Tony Rojas, MWA Executive Director and President. “The Authority is like an extended family, so it’s very upsetting when something happens to one of our family members.”

13WMAZ has reached out to Macon Water Authority officials for more information about the nature of the accident. They said Wood was down in a trench repairing the valve when the equipment he was using jumped back and hit him. No one else was injured in the incident.

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