Man Freed From Underneath Thousands Of Pounds Of Steel In Vacaville
Don't Miss This
- ICE: Local Authorities Have Denied 8,800 Federal Immigration Hold Requests This Year
- Modesto Wants To Crack Down On Residents Parking Cars On Lawns
- Republican Lawmakers Call For Travel Ban From West Africa Amid Ebola Fears
- Taryn Manning Of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ To Headline Grave Digger’s Ball
- Is Former Sacramento Real-Estate Mogul Once Accused Of Secret Recording At It Again?
Get Breaking News First
VACAVILLE (CBS13) — Thousands of pounds of steel rods came crashing down on a man today at a Vacaville iron company, trapping him under the massive pile.
Rescuers managed to free the man trapped at Valley Iron in Vacaville in less than an hour.
His hands resting on his head in relief or disbelief. This iron worker’s leg is held in place with a yellow vacuum splint after getting pinned under 3,000 pounds of metal.
The ride waiting for him at the end of the work day was a helicopter for a trip to Kaiser South in Sacramento.
That ride followed a tense, hour-long rescue.
The center slid out of about 3,000 pounds of 2-inch tubular steel that had been bound together, catching the employee’s leg.
Aerial pictures show the rescue scene outside the warehouse in Vacaville.
Firefighters and police responding just after 5 p.m.
The company’s website touts the company as a family-owned business run for more than 55 years, with an 86,000-square-foot distribution facility.
CalOSHA shows no record of previous workplace violations at the location in at least 20 years.