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Concrete mixer collapses on construction worker in Vilonia
Aug, 13 2012
Concrete mixer collapses on construction worker in Vilonia.
A construction accident at Vilonia High School Friday morning resulted in a worker being transported by air ambulance to a Little Rock hospital.
Both the Vilonia Fire Department and the Vilonia Police Department responded to the call. Chief Brad McNew of the Vilonia Police Department, said the accident occurred on the high school campus where construction company employees are building a safe room. While Nabholz is the primary construction company for the project, the man that was injured was working for a sub-contractor hired to do the brick and block work, according to school officials.
Chief Keith Hillman of the VFD, said the man was working on a commercial concrete mixer stand when it apparently collapsed landing on him. Although he did not know the weight of the piece of equipment, he said it could easily weigh a thousand pounds.
“His leg, arm, chest and ribs were hurt but the last we heard he was in stable condition,” Hillman said.
McNew said fellow workers had removed the piece of equipment off of the man before emergency responders arrived.
The accident victim was transported about a block by MEMS ambulance service to the Vilonia Air Evac office where he was loaded into a medi-flight helicopter and transported to UAMS in Little Rock Keith said.
The man's name was not available.
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