CHELMSFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A landscape worker is being treated for life-threatening injuries after he became pinned by his equipment while removing snow Saturday in Chelmsford.
First responders were called to the alley behind a commercial building on Alpine Lane at around 8:50 a.m., after a worker inside the building said she heard a man yelling for help.
Police and firefighters found the 30-year-old Lowell man pinned between one of the arms of a skid-steer loader and one of its tires.
Authorities said an extrication effort freed the man before he was taken to Lowell General Hospital. He was later transported by medical helicopter to Tufts Medical Center in Boston with serious, life-threatening injuries.
"A preliminary investigation indicates that the man was operating the skid-steer by himself, and no other workers were at the site," Chelmsford Police Chief James Spinney said. "The man is employed by Romero's Landscaping out of Chelmsford. OSHA has been notified and has responded to the scene. Police are investigating what appears to be an accident at this time."
Written by Brit Smith
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