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Woman rescued after being trapped under forklift


Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 ( #885 ) - Rapid City, SD, United States
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The accident aftermath. PHOTO: Rapid City Journal
A woman has been rescued after being trapped under a piece of equipment at a Habitat for Humanity home build.

A spokesman for Rapid City Fire Department says units responded after a forklift tipped onto its side and trapped a woman underneath.

Workers were using the forklift to lift trusses onto the house to build the roof when the equipment's tyres slid in the mud and it tipped onto its side. The woman who was trapped was working on the ground below the forklift.

The fire department's technical rescue team freed the woman in about 30 minutes. She remained conscious and was talking to medical personnel throughout the ordeal.

She was transported by ambulance to Rapid City Regional Hospital with serious injuries.

No-one else was hurt.
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