After a four-hour rescue effort at a North Carolina feed plant, emergency responders helped a man to safety who had been trapped waist-deep in a silo containing dog food.
Barber said the man was later airlifted to WakeMed in Raleigh. After being rescued, the man was decontaminated for several minutes.
Sanford Fire Chief Wayne Barber said he saw several abrasions on the man, but didn’t know if he had any broken bones from the fall and the subsequent pressure of the dog food in which the worker was buried.
“He had some bruises,” Barber said. “I don’t know if he had anything broken … He had his hard hat on, so there’s no head injuries.”
Responders lowered down a respirator to help the man breathe in the hot, dense air, and also lowered a firefighter in to help assess the situation.