On Sunday, July 6 a 38-year-old man suffered severe injuries after being pinned by an 8,800-pound machine at the Osram Sylvania plant in Exeter, New Hampshire. The machine, which is used to make light bulb equipment, fell onto the man’s lower half.
Several people called 911 and rescue teams called in additional people and equipment to help. Two sets of high pressure air bags and cribbing were needed to free the man. A helicopter from Boston MedFlight transported the victim to a Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is receiving care for leg and other injuries.
The man’s name and the full extent of his injuries remain unknown.
A spokesperson for the Osram Sylvania plant told reporters that the man was not an Osram Sylvania employee but was hired by J.P. Sorrows, LLC, a rigging company based in Arkansas, to help relocate production equipment at the plant. The details of the accident are under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The investigation is expected to take several weeks, and the man’s name will not be released under the investigation is complete.
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Man hurt badly at Osram Sylvania not employed there, Fosters.com, July 9, 2008
Contractor crushed by 8,800-pound machine at Exeter’s Osram Sylvania plant, SeaCoastOnline.com, July 8, 2008
Man rescued after being trapped under 4 tons of machinery in Exeter, Fosters.com, July 7, 2008