Rescue crews free man trapped under equipment

It took rescuers several hours to extricate a man trapped in south Reno after palates fell.
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 10:59 AM PDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2022 at 1:44 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Rescue crews have freed a man who was trapped under equipment in what authorities called an industrial accident in South Reno.

It was reported after 10 a.m. June 8, 2022 at Krone North America on Trademark Drive. According to the business’ website, they specialize in hay and forage equipment.

Reno Fire Chief David Cochran tells KOLO 8 News Now that the man was unloading equipment inside a trailer at a loading dock and a pallet of equipment fell on him, trapping him.

It was a complex rescue operation, Cochran said, and took more than two hours to free him. The man was taken by Care Flight with what are believed to be critical injuries.

Rescue crews respond to a man trapped under equipment in South Reno on June 8, 2022.
Rescue crews respond to a man trapped under equipment in South Reno on June 8, 2022.(KOLO / Ed Pearce)

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