Construction Worker Pinned in Excavator in New Hampshire

September 19, 2011

Crews have rescued a construction worker whose excavator tipped over and pinned him inside the machine at a New Hampshire construction site.

Wolfeboro Fire Chief Butch Morrill says the man was trapped inside the cab and the excavator was on its side Friday afternoon. The operator had been lowering part of the foundation of a building at the time.

Firefighters and construction workers used air bags and two sets of Jaws of Life to stabilize the excavator and remove the man about an hour later. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The workers were building a new Kingdom Hall for the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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