Firefighters revive man pinned in cold warehouse
Portland firefighters revived a man pinned Monday night in a forklift accident at a Northeast warehouse.
The 65-year-old man was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. The man's name and his medical condition have not been released.
Portland Fire and Rescue crews from Northeast Portland Station 14 at about 7:29 p.m. to the Western Box Meat Co. warehouse, 2401 N.E. Argyle St., where they found a man who had been driving a forklift and apparently backed into a support beam, pinning him between the forklift and the beam. The man's fellow workers freed him and firefighters began performing CPR.
The man was working in a cooler that was minus-5 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold environment may have meant the difference between life and death, according to firefighter/paramedic Tremaine Clayton, who provided medical aid to the man.