Three suffer broken legs after accident at metal works

Steeling his nerves: A steel plate fell off a truck, seriously injuring this man and two others.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Oh the iron knee!

Three metalworkers went to the hospital with broken legs after a steel plate fell off a truck at a Greenwood Heights ironworks on May 9.

The errant ferrous slab came crashing down a little after 8 am at the facility on 21st Street near Third Avenue, Fire Department officials said.

Cut-offs: Firefighters had to clip the men’s pants to free them.
Photo by Paul Martinka

All three victims had broken legs, according to a photographer who spoke to paramedics on the scene.

Emergency responders took the men to Lutheran Medical Center in serious but stable condition, a department spokeswoman said.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Getting a leg up: Two victims receive attention while waiting to be loaded into an ambulance.
Photo by Paul Martinka

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