Sunday, September 11, 2016

Worker Injured After Stump Grinder Tips Over in Arlington, VA, crushing the man’s leg

Here is some information provided by the good Samaritans who stopped to help the injured worker:

My wife and I stopped to help this man around 12:45pm. There were already two men there. One called 911. It took myself and four other men to lift the machine high enough for my wife to pull the man's arm out from under the machinery. His right leg had a compound fracture with the bone sticking out of his ripped pants. When we left the scene just before two, no representative from the company had shown up. He was working alone. My wife helped him call his uncle who he said was his boss. The property managers over seeing the work came out after EMS arrived. The man's legs were not under the machinery when we stopped. He was lucky he didn't lose his right forearm. The man's left leg was shaking uncontrollably from the pain. It did not appear to be crushed. 

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September 9, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Arlington, VA
A man was injured Friday afternoon after a piece of equipment he was using toppled over on top of him.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. on the 2300 block of Army Navy Drive, behind a row of homes in the Arlington Ridge neighborhood.

The worker was using a stump grinder on an embankment when due to gravity the equipment tipped over, crushing the man’s legs and reported burning his face or upper body.

The man was transported via ambulance to the trauma center at George Washington University with leg injuries, including a broken leg, and burns. Police remained on scene to investigate and talk with a supervisor from the company for which the man was working.