City Worker Impaled With Wrecking Bar

Photo: Ford, Brad

A worker at Portland City Fleet Services Maintenance Shop suffered a severe on-the-job injury.

The person was impaled in the abdomen with a long wrecking bar.

Medics gave initial treatment and pain medication at the scene, but the bar couldn't be removed until the person was at a hospital.

The bar was too long to fit in an ambulance, so the person was moved on a gurney to nearby Legacy Emanuel Hospital.

In the ER, firefighters helped the trauma team stabilize the bar while they worked on the patient. The person's condition hasn't been released.

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