Falling home crushes worker

Newport Fire responded after a home slipped off a jack onto a construction worker in South Beach. (Courtesy photo)

A construction worker was rushed by air ambulance to Corvallis last Tuesday after being pinned under a home in South Beach.

The worker sustained serious injuries after a manufactured home which was being put in place on SE 101st Street slipped off a jack.

Coworkers were able to jack the home back up, freeing the man before Newport Fire Department personnel arrived on scene around 12:30 p.m., Fire Chief Rob Murphy said.

Firefighters responded with a heavy rescue truck and two engines and extricated the injured man from beneath the home.

The patient was immediately loaded into an ambulance and transported to the Newport Airport where they were transferred to a Life-Flight helicopter, Murphy said.

Life-Flight transported the patient to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis with life threatening injuries.

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