Thursday, February 24, 2011

Subject Crushed to Death on Wood Pile

Lakeside: On Thursday, February 24, 2010, at 8:10 p.m., the Lakeside Fire Protection District received a report of a male patient "not breathing" in the 10300 block of Channel Road. Engine 1 and Medic 1 (Riverview Station) were dispatched to the incident. Enroute they were updated by the calling party that a large wood form had fallen on the patient and he was currently trapped. The call was upgraded to a rescue incident that brought Rescue 3 and Battalion 1 (Laff) from the Lake Jennings Station.

Fire crews await the arrival of the Medical Examiner so the body recovery phase can begin.
Arriving crews were directed to a remote location in a construction yard where they located the victim under a large form used for freeway construction projects. Unfortunately it was determined that the victim was deceased.

An overview of the scene.
Crews withdrew from the area until Sheriff deputies (SDSO) and the Medical Examiner could complete their investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, crews set-up a heavy lifting system using pneumatic airbags. The body was recovered and turned over to the Medical Examiner.

The death is currently under investigation by SDSO and the Medical Examiner. A total of 9 Lakeside Fire personnel responded to the incident.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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