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G.R. crews free worker pinned by steel beams
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Emergency crews responded to a Grand Rapids business where an accident trapped a man under several beams Tuesday evening.

Around 7:30 p.m., a worker called 911 saying he'd been trapped by several steel beams at 1222 Burton St. SE. That's the address of the Armada Group's headquarters. The Armada Group's website says it's a collection of manufacturing, construction, and real estate companies, including Steel Supply & Engineering.

The fire department brought in special equipment to lift the beams off the trapped man. Medical personnel were also brought in to begin treating the man while workers continued freeing him. He was trapped for about an hour, getting freed around 8:40 p.m. He was communicating with emergency workers throughout the process. The extent of his injuries are this point are unknown. He was hospitalized.

Authorities say they aren't yet sure what led to the accident. It's under investigation.


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