Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters from Station 22 in St. Johns responded to the report of a citizen trapped between a stack of plate steel and a rolling crane at about 6:00 pm this evening in an industrial facility on North Swift Court in North Portland.
While firefighters worked with personnel from the industrial facility to move several tons of plate steel, fire-medics administered advance life support to the trapped patient. While firefighters worked at extricating and treating the trapped victim, Portland Fire's Technical Rescue Team was dispatched along with Life Flight.
Firefighters arrived at the scene at 6:08 pm and had the patient extricated 59 minutes later. The patient was transport by Life Flight to Emanuel Hospital in critical condition.
January 7, 2010