Man injured in Hampshire construction accident

 
 
Updated 6/14/2018 5:36 PM

A man was seriously injured Thursday in a construction accident in Hampshire, fire officials said.

Emergency crews responded at 2:06 p.m. to a house under construction on the 49W000 block of Melms Road, where a man was pinned between a stack of construction wood and a semitrailer, according to the Hampshire Fire Protection District. Lt. Eric Larson said it appeared the lumber shifted off a forklift while it was being removed from the trailer.

 

Crews stabilized the stack of lumber and freed the man in about 30 minutes, Deputy Chief Trevor Herrmann said. A Flight for Life helicopter took the victim to a Rockford hospital.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments
Attention: We are experiencing technical difficulties with our Facebook Comments module at this time. Comments will remain disabled until we are able to resolve the problem. We apologize for the interruption. We invite you to engage with our content and talk with other commenters on our Daily Herald Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DailyHeraldFans/. Thank you.