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Construction worker pinned under asphalt roller critically injured

Pennsylvania PA Compensation Lawyer

A police chief reported that emergency crews are working to extricate a construction worker who was pinned under an asphalt steam roller truck in Pennsylvania.

Doctors from Regional Medical Center of Forbes were called to the scene to treat and also assist on freeing the man who under an asphalt roller Friday morning in Monroeville. This place is located15 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Chief Steven Pascarella of the Monroeville police  told the media that the victim was driving the roller when for unknown reasons; he was no longer able to control it as it rolled onto him. Police said that the vehicle was a steam roller truck for asphalt.

As the police were doing their prelim investigation, they did not give any news of the victim’s condition.

Authorities reported that the injured was airlifted by ambulance helicopter to the Mercy hospital of UPMC. According to the paramedics, the victim was in critical condition and a stroke of fortune that he was immediately rescued from under an asphalt roller in Monroeville late Friday morning.

Officials at the scene told the media that the roller’s hydraulic hose broke. After it took place, the machine went jerking forward.

The man was able to stay on the roller as he kept on steering away from the road and other vehicles.

The vehicle was rolling for over150 prior to its crash; meanwhile, the driver fell on his stomach and became trapped, police reported.

Authorities found him under the roller but he was conscious and was able to talk to the emergency crew while they were rescuing him. He was transported to the Mercy Hospital.

Officials said that he sustained severe trauma on the head and lost lots of blood.

The victim who was not yet identified was connected with the Suit-Kote as a roller operator, officials stated.

Police confirmed last Friday a construction worker lost control of the asphalt roller he was driving, fell off it and was run over. He was pinned underneath but was later extricated by the emergency crew and airlifted by ambulance helicopter to a hospital.

Steven Pascarella who is Chief of the Monroeville police said that the reason why he fell was that he was no longer able to control the huge vehicle while he was behind the wheels in Monroeville, about a few miles east of Pittsburgh.

Officials at the site believed that the hose of the hydraulic on the roller must have snapped and caused the roller to jerk forward.

The man was trying to pull over the asphalt roller truck away from the road. But as he was pulling it over, it snagged and threw him off as he landed on his stomach. The machine then ran over and trapped him underneath.

Doctors were called to the scene and assisted free the man, who they later delivered to a hospitalized in critical condition.

The victim was an employee of the Cortland, N.Y that was a based asphalt products manufacturer Suit-Kote Corp. He sustained severe trauma of the head and blood loss. The company stated that he will undergo a surgery.

Company spokesperson, Brian Renne said that they are sad that the accident occurred and they are praying for the victim and his family to go through this hard time.

Accident victims have rights. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, wage loss and medical bills. Contact an experienced workers comp lawyer now for a free consultation.

Source: NBC Philadelphia Com

(www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking/Asphalt-Roller-Trapped-221807171.html)

Source: WPXI Com

(www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/crews-trying-free-man-pinned-under-asphalt-roller-/nZhL2/)

Source: Charlotte Observer Com

www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/08/30/4275746/crews-trying-to-free-pa-man-under.html#.Uil3J3_FZkg#storylink=cpy)

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