On August 1st at 07:47am, the Ventura County Fire Communication Center received a 911 call to report a person trapped in a large machine at a manufacturing plant.
Fire personnel arrived on scene within minutes of the initial call and found a large piece of manufacturing equipment with a victim trapped inside of a section of the machinery.
Fire personnel secured the power sources to the machine and assessed the area for any additional victims. No additional victims were found, and firefighters began a rapid and systematic assessment of the machinery to evaluate and execute the extrication of the victim.
Two regional Urban Search and Rescue teams were dispatched to the scene and were able to extricate the victim by utilizing specialized tools, equipment, and techniques. After the victim was extricated, rescue personnel were able to secure all openings to the machine to prevent any further injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital for
further medical care.
The Incident Commander coordinated with the owner of the building/business and various supportive resources to determine the final disposition of the machinery. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident and the cause of the incident remains under investigation
Ventura City Fire Department
1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura, California 93003 805-339-4300
Fire Dept Duty Chief 805-339-4313 ⚫ Fire Dispatch Center 805-384-1500
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