Wisconsin Firefighters Free Man Trapped in Excavation Equipment

Rescuers freed a man who was trapped for 90 minutes in a piece of excavation equipment, reports greenbaypressgazette.com (http://gbpg.net/1NPhTbZ)

The Eagle III rescue helicopter raced the man to a hospital after the incident, which occurred about 2:05 p.m. on a work site near 4100 Dickinson Road. The man appeared conscious as firefighters rushed him to the helicopter on a gurney.

Firefighters were concerned about the stability of the ground during the rescue.

Firefighters responded from De Pere, Bellevue, Ledgeview and Ashwaubenon. The Green Bay Metro Fire Department’s Technical Rescue unit also was summoned.

One De Pere firefighter was being taken to a Green Bay hospital with a minor injury.

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