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Seattle, Washington – One Person Taken to the Hospital After Getting Rescued from Being Trapped Under Construction Debris

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Posted on November 11, 2019

Seattle, Washington (November 11, 2019) – One person was taken to the hospital after getting rescued from a situation where they had been trapped under debris on the 5700 block of 25th Avenue Northeast. The report from rescue crew said that the patient was safely removed and was said to be in stable condition when they were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Crews from the Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene around 11 a.m. after receiving reports of a person unable to get out from being trapped under debris. The cause and circumstances of the incident has not been detailed.

About Crush Injuries

Accidents that involve objects falling on the victim result in what is called “crush” injuries. According to the Arrive Alive website, crush injuries can occur in any car accident, falls or a situation where a structure is collapsing. Even minor crush injuries can involve a lot of pain and discomfort – such injuries include bruising, lacerations, and sprained ankles. Major crush injuries involve parts of the body below the skin, and usually involve blunt force. Major crush injuries include head fractures, facial trauma, severe lacerations and blunt force chest-and-abdominal trauma, among others. Additionally, because of the events which lead up to crush injuries, victims will often require extrication or some kind of rescue to get them out of the dangerous situation.

While it is true accidents can happen, we urge everyone to do their part to ensure safety in their surroundings. Avoid  areas with hazards such as rockfalls and construction sites if possible, and be cautious if it is necessary. For their part, construction crews should adhere to safety guidelines and make sure that any equipment they use will not become a hazard for anyone else. Make sure that your own home is able to withstand any kind of rough weather, particularly if it’s a mobile home. Ensuring our safety can also ensure the safety of others.