SPOKANE — A 20-year-old man was trapped in a commercial auger at the Purina Mill in Spokane this morning. Rescue personnel were working to free him.
The man’s arm and leg up to the knee were trapped in the auger, said Brian Schaeffer, assistant chief with Spokane Fire Department. Schaeffer said at 7 a.m. that the man was conscious and breathing. The call came in at 6:48 a.m.
In addition, vascular and orthopedic surgeons were being transported to the scene to assist.
A Medstar helicopter was on scene and a crane was set up on scene to bring the patient out.