LAYTON -- Rescue efforts Wednesday morning freed a man whose leg became entangled in an auger at Geneva Rock 750 E. State Route 193.
The man, whose name and age were not released, worked for Frontline Concrete Pumping of West Haven and was not employed by Geneva Rock, said Doug Bitton, a spokesman for the Layton Fire Department.
Frontline officials who were at Geneva Rock declined to comment.
Rescuers were called to Geneva Rock about 9:55 a.m. after the man's leg became stuck in an auger that was in a hopper attached to the back of a cement pump truck, said Bitton.
The man was washing out the auger and hopper, which are devices that assist in the pumping of cement.
Firefighters quickly arrived on the scene from a nearby fire station and began advanced life support and administered medication to address the man's severe pain, said Bitton.
Workers at Geneva Rock used an acetylene torch to cut away the auger to free the man. The man was trapped for about 30 minutes and rescuers did not have to amputate his leg to get him out of the auger, said Bitton.
He was conscious and alert and was airlifted by a medical helicopter to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray with severe leg injuries, said Bitton. Information about his medical condition was not immediately available.
The accident will be investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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