The employee is taken to the Ventura County Sheriff?s helicopter.
Report and Photo by Gary Meyer
An employee of Pacific Custom Materials (also known as TXI) in Lockwood Valley was airlifted from the plant just before noon on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The name of the employee could not be released.
According to the company’s Western Regional Safety Manager Jerry Glynn, the man was responsive, but lying down and complaining of pain.
"We went up to the raw pallet storage and found him lying on the catwalk. He was coherent and was talking, but said he had stomach pain," Glynn said at the scene after the patient was airlifted by a Ventura County Sheriff’s rescue helicopter.
"They said they’ll let us know how he’s doing after they get airborne and have a chance to examine him," said Glynn.
Ventura County Fire Department Patrol 16, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Kern County Fire Department Engine 57 and Hall Ambulance responded to the call.
It was not known by press time whether the employee’s medical condition was work-related.
This is part of the October 19, 2007 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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