Man seriously injured after being pinned by excavator in Suffolk

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Jul 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-30 16:18:50-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - A man was seriously injured after being pinned by an overturned excavator in Suffolk Saturday morning.

Crews responded to the 5900 Blk. Of Indian Trail, in Holland, for a technical rescue after officials were dispatched to the incident at 9:53 a.m.

Two crews arrived at 10:04 a.m. to find a man pinned under an excavator a half-mile off the road.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue’s technical rescue team lifted the excavator off the man’s lower body while paramedics assisted with life support. He was extricated at 10:24 a.m.

The man was taken to a trauma canter with serious injuries.

Responding units included Battalion 2, Engine 2, Engine 7, Ladder 6, Rescue 1, Medic 7, EMS1, and Safety 1.