Emergency Responders: Man Injured at Scrap Yard

April 9, 2013

Emergency responders help man hit by a piece of metal at a salvage yard.

Members of the Charlottesville Fire Department and Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad responded to Gredau Salvage Yard on Meade Avenue for a load operator who was it by a metal spring, that was identified as part of the suspension of a car.

"We just had to get there and make a scene assessment, a patient assessment," says Deputy Chief Landon Harris of the Charlottesville Rescue Squad. "We used a simple method to get him down, a stokes basket, via a ground ladder and a rope to get him to the ground and from the paramedic to the ambulance."

He was then transported to UVA hospital, and is reported to have non-life threatening injuries.

Gerdau Salvage Yard is not releasing any other infomation at this time.

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