Man injured in Clackamas industrial accident

A man was seriously hurt after an industrial accident left him trapped between a wall and semi-truck Thursday morning in Clackamas. April 4, 2013. KOIN 6 News staff.
A man was seriously hurt after an industrial accident left him trapped between a wall and semi-truck Thursday morning in Clackamas. April 4, 2013. KOIN 6 News staff.

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – A man was seriously hurt after an industrial accident left him trapped between a wall and semi-truck Thursday morning in Clackamas.

Brandon Paxton, spokesman for Clackamas Fire District No. 1, said the call for help was received shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday at Holman Distribution, located 10755 SE Jennifer St.

A worker in his mid-30s reportedly got his head suck between the loading dock and the back of a semi-truck while he was helping position the truck for loading. He was pinned for a short time before the truck moved and released him, Paxton said.

Emergency responders called for a Life Flight medical helicopter to transport the man to Oregon Health & Science University. The man’s injuries were considered life-threatening, but at last report, he was in stable condition.

It is unclear how the incident occurred, but work place safety groups would investigate, Paxton said.

Police shut down parts of Southeast Jennifer Street to allow the helicopter to land.

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