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Frederick County Fire Rescue Department saves industrial worker

28 March 2020 Frederick County News


The Frederick County Fire Rescue Department carried out a technical rescue of an injured industrial worker Wednesday morning. Rescuers were dispatched to the Carmeuse Lime and Stone Manufacturing Facility in Clear Brook, where an electrical panel weighing about 1,000 pounds had fallen on a worker. The worker was on an elevated platform approximately 25 feet off the ground with serious but not immediately life-threatening injuries. Upon arriving on the scene, the crew requested additional resources including the ladder truck, in order to lower the worker down in a stokes basket. The rescue was carried out seamlessly, and the worker was quickly transported to Winchester Medical Center.

The rescue team included both career and volunteer firefighters from various stations. Clear Brook Fire and Rescue Chief Chris Jenkins thanked all personnel who operated on the scene, and cited extensive training as the reason the rescue went as smoothly as it did.

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