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Medical helicopter called for man injured in Draper industrial accident

By Ashley Fredde, | Updated - Apr. 7, 2021 at 5:04 p.m. | Posted - Apr. 7, 2021 at 5:02 p.m.

DRAPER — A medical helicopter was called Wednesday to transport a man injured in an industrial accident to the University of Utah Trauma Center, officials said.

According to Draper City Fire Chief Clint Smith, around 4 p.m. crews responded to a call that a man had been injured in an industrial accident. First responders were told that a man was working on 6-foot high scaffolding at 38 W. 13800 South and was attempting to place a beam when he fell. The scaffolding tipped over and both the scaffolding and the beam landed on the injured man, Smith said.

A medical helicopter was called in to transport the man to the trauma center with a head injury.

Further information, including the identity of the man, was not released.


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