Worker rescued after being trapped by machine
BRIGHTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A worker was trapped in a trench, pinned by a small Bobcat machine at the old VW auto dealership on Thursday.
Workers were filling a trench for sewer pipes on the property, which is now owned by Harvard University.
The Bobcat somehow tipped over and the 49-year-old man was wedged between the machinery and a pipe.
“What saved him was a pipe right back where the machine was, you know the machine was resting up against his stomach,” said Deputy Chief Jerry Hogan of the Boston Fire Department.
The man’s co-workers called for help and the technical rescue crew from the Boston Fire Department went to work.
He was trapped for about 40 minutes while 30 members of the technical rescue team worked carefully to remove the machinery so as not to tip the Bobcat and crush the man.
Following his rescue, the man was communicative and responsive.
“The extent of his injuries don’t seem to be severe. He probably has a couple broken ribs or something like that,” said Deputy Chief Hogan.
He is currently at Beth Israel Hospital.