Worker freed after becoming trapped under machine in Lake Oswego
A worker at a Lake Oswego residence was transported to the hospital in stable condition Wednesday, March 31, after a 4,000-pound machine fell and trapped them underneath.
Lake Oswego Fire Marshal Gert Zoutendijk said the worker suffered leg injuries in the incident that took place just off Chapin Way. Workers were able to free the person before first responders arrived.
"It looked like they were on some incline on a little hill," Zoutendijk said. "(The machine) may have hit a stump that got it off balance and it tilted over."
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue also responded to the incident.
Firefighters responded to initial reports of a worker trapped underneath a 4,000 lbs machine. Before they arrived, workers were able to lift the small track loader off the victim. Victim was transported by @AMRNorthwest in stable condition. @TVFR assisted as did @LOPolice pic.twitter.com/5aHrjvDcie— Lake Oswego Fire (@LakeOswegoFire) March 31, 2021
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