[VIDEO] Worker Trapped Under Forklift


Safety & Security

Ambulance illuminated in the dark of night.

A construction worker is critically injured after getting trapped under a forklift at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. A forklift fell onto the 51-year-old man as some heavy equipment was being moved, pinning him in a six-foot hole in the museum’s basement. 

Chicago firefighters worked with special equipment, including the “Jaws of Life,” to extricate the man. Firefighters told WGN they were on the phone with University of Chicago (U of C) doctors, who were guiding them through the process, which took about 45 minutes. 

The man suffered injuries to his arms and legs, and was taken to U of C Medical Center in critical condition. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened an investigation into this incident.

Source: WGN Chicago