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.