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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Worker Extricated by PGFD from Recycling Equipment in Chapel Oaks

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

Prince George’s County Firefighters, Medics and the Technical Rescue Team were dispatched to a recycling center for a 911 report of a man trapped within machinery.  Fire/EMS units were alerted at around 10:15 am, Saturday, March 28, and arrived at the facility located in the 2000 block of Kenilworth Avenue in Chapel Oaks to find an adult male, late 20’s, that had his legs entangled in a conveyor belt.  

Firefighters from Chapel Oaks Station 838 and Hyattsville Station 801 quickly assessed the situation and developed a plan for extrication.  Medics determined the patient was conscious, breathing and in pain and were in close proximtry while the man was removed from the machine.  Fortunately, first arriving crews were able to safely extricate the patient quickly and the Technical Rescue resources were not required.

Paramedics continued to treat the patient that was suffering from traumatic injuries to both legs.  He was packaged and transported to a nearby Trauma Center.  His injuries are serious but not life threatening.

Images obtained by PGFD while extrication was in progress.

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