Man in Centerville trapped beneath 1000-pound crate, flown to trauma center

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CENTERVILLE — A 68-year-old man was seriously injured when he was trapped beneath a 1000-pound crate being unloaded from a delivery truck on Friday on Ames Way, authorities said.

Bystanders lifted the crate allowing them to free the trapped man near 204 Ames Way around 5:45 p.m., according to a press release from the COMM Fire District. First responders treated the man and then took him to Cape Cod Airfield in Marstons Mills where a medical helicopter awaited.

He was flown to the trauma center at Rhode Island Hospital.

A 68-year-old man was seriously injured when a 1,000-pound crate fell on him on Ames Lane in Centerville, authorities said. In this photo, a medical rescue helicopter is ready to fly the man to the trauma center at Rhode Island Hospital.
A 68-year-old man was seriously injured when a 1,000-pound crate fell on him on Ames Lane in Centerville, authorities said. In this photo, a medical rescue helicopter is ready to fly the man to the trauma center at Rhode Island Hospital.

A second person, with non-life threatening injuries, was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Authorities did not release the man's name or provide his medical condition.

No additional information is available at this time, according to Capt. Thomas Goodearl of COMM Fire.

This article originally appeared on Cape Cod Times: 68-year-old man trapped under 1,000-pound crate, flown to hospital