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Rescue Entrapment 4/18/2021

Sunday April 18, 2021:
Machinery Rescue

Crews responded to Aldi’s distribution center, 295 Rye Street, for a reported person trapped in a large trash compactor. Car 12 and Car 15 responded with Engine 8 and Rescue 5. The patient was located with his foot trapped between a 4x4 constructed pallet and a steel compact plate.

Rescue Squad members went to work to free the patient after ensuring the machine was powered off, locked out and tagged out. The patient was freed approximately 15 minutes later. The patient was injured, but the injuries were non-life threatening.

In recent weeks, SWFD and the Rescue Squad have responded to two finger/hand entrapments, an arm/chest impalement/entrapment, and now this leg/foot entrapment. The Rescue Squad has put in some serious training on machinery rescue, both in-house and with Take The Door Training, and it’s really come through recently on emergencies.

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