Gwinnett Emergency Crew Rescues Trapped Construction Worker in Buford

A man, reportedly working at the home of Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, was pinned by a piece of concrete Tuesday afternoon.

The worker who was freed from a construction accident Tuesday in Buford was at the home of an Atlanta Falcons player, according to a media report.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the home in the 3600 block of Camp Branch Road is owned by Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.

. He was pushed by dirt and heavy concrete against the foundation wall of the house. Firefighters believed the victim was positioned face down, with most of his waist and lower body covered by concrete and dirt.

Firefighters were able to communicate with the man through a small opening, and found the worker to be conscious and alert. Firefighters reassured the man as they began efforts to free him and provide medical assessment. 

Firefighters who are cross-trained as technical rescue technicians used stabilizing equipment to shore the area and provide a safe platform for rescuers. This action served to prevent any further collapse. 

Also, firefighters used air bags to lift the heavy concrete, and shoring equipment and ropes to remove dirt.  It took a little over an hour for firefighters to free the man and transport him to the hospital for evaluation and treatment of injuries.

The worker's name is being withheld for medical privacy reasons.


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