CT Workplace Accident: Worker’s Leg Severely Damaged in Cement Truck Auger

09/27/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Durham, CT — A swimming pool contractor’s leg became caught inside a mixing truck, severely damaging his leg at a residence located at 27 Deer Run Road. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 1:40 p.m., where a pool was being installed, reported CTnow.com.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene they found the Brookfield swimming pool contractor’s leg wrapped around the auger at the bottom of the cement bin. They were able to remove his leg from the mixer by reversing the auger, and without having to amputate his leg.

The man had apparently climbed into the back of the cement truck to fix a clogged feed line when he became entangled in the auger, which is used to mix the material.

Medical crews placed a tourniquet around his leg, before he was airlifted via a medical helicopter to Yale-New Hospital for treatment.

The identity of the victim is being withheld, but police reported that he is about 25-years-old and is employed by Shur-Shot Gunite Corporation.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the workplace accident.

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