Man who fell at Lyman elevator suffered rib, head injuries

A Crossroads Coop elevator employee who was rescued Thursday morning after falling at the Lyman elevator suffered non-life threatening injuries according to Lyman Assistant Fire Chief Mario Pitts. Pitts says the victim had a rib injury and lacerations to his forehead, but would not identify the victim due to federal health regulations. Pitts indicated he thought the employee was in his mid fifties.

Pitts told KNEB News the man fell fifteen to twenty feet from one platform to another around 8 a.m. while conducting maintenance operations.

Scottsbluff Fire Captain Jamie Wallace told KNEB News Gering and Valley Ambulance were the first on the scene from a mutual aid call by the Lyman Fire Department, and had the man packaged in a medical sled on the platform.

Wallace says with help from Gering Fire members, the victim was passed down using ropes to the Scottsbluff Ladder truck bucket. The man was then taken to the ground and transported by Air Link to Regional West Medical Center.

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