A man rescued from a shredder at an Everett, Massachusetts scrap metal recycling business

First responders rescued a man injured hours earlier in an industrial accident involving a wood chipper at a business in Everett, Massachusetts. Sky 5 showed dozens of firefighters and first responders what appeared to be a large scrap metal shredder at a recycling company called Scrap-It Inc. at 431 Second Street. An employee working near the scrap metal shredder was reportedly caught in the machine around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The first responders had spent hours working to free the man from the machine. Video from the scene showed a large group of firefighters and paramedics, including Boston Fire Technical Rescue Units and a medic dressed in a protective gown and surgical gear, all working to free the worker of the machine. Reporters at the scene said they could hear the man interacting with paramedics and first responders. First responders reassured the worker and worked for hours to free him, joined by Boston Fire’s Technical Rescue Unit, a team that specializes in extracting and treating victims trapped in complex, confined spaces. He was rescued and transported by ambulance around 6:30 p.m. “The patient was removed from the equipment after several hours with the assistance of additional medical personnel who were brought in and the man was transported to an area hospital,” Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria said. . “OSHA team members also responded to the scene to begin the investigation into the incident.”

First responders rescued a man injured hours earlier in an industrial accident involving a wood chipper at a business in Everett, Massachusetts.

Sky 5 showed dozens of firefighters and first responders around what appeared to be a large scrap metal shredder at a recycling company called Scrap-It Inc. at 431 Second Street.

An employee working near the scrap metal shredder was reportedly caught in the machine around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The first responders had spent hours working to free the man from the machine.

Sources tell NewsCenter 5 that the worker caught a limb in the machine, possibly a leg.

Video from the scene showed a large group of firefighters and paramedics, including Boston Fire Technical Rescue Units and a medic dressed in a protective gown and surgical gear, all working to free the worker of the machine.

Reporters at the scene said they could hear the man interacting with paramedics and first responders.

First responders reassured the worker and worked for hours to free him, joined by Boston Fire’s Technical Rescue Unit, a team that specializes in extracting and treating victims trapped in complex, confined spaces.

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He was rescued and transported by ambulance around 6:30 p.m.

“The male patient was removed from the equipment after several hours with the assistance of additional medical personnel who were brought in and the male was transported to an area hospital,” the Everett mayor said. , Carlo DeMaria. “OSHA team members also responded to the scene to begin the investigation into the incident.”