Driver Traps Foot in Construction Machinery

Driver traps foot in a Bobcat front-end loader

 

 
 
 

From the September 2013 Issue | Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Members of the Fort Worth (Texas) Fire Department treat a male patient who trapped his right foot between the front bucket and the body of a small Bobcat front-end loader. When fire department responders arrived, the incident commander developed an action plan and divided the responders into two groups: an extrication team and an EMS team. The extrication team leader first secured the loader with cribbing to prevent movement during the extrication and then disconnected the hydraulic lines. The bucket of the Bobcat was then raised using a jack and the driver was extricated from his seat. Although his entrapment was significant, the patient only suffered fractures to his right tibia and fibula bones, but no spinal injuries. He was splinted, bandaged, immobilized in a position of comfort and transferred to a MedStar Mobile Healthcare ambulance for transport to the hospital.

Mobile Category: 
Patient Care



Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Patient Care, Trauma, tibia, MedStar, front-end loader, fort worth fire department, foot injury, foot fracture, fibula, ems photos, cribbing blocks, bobcat, Jems EMS in Action

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Tennessee County EMS Shows Off CPR Tool

Lucas 2 in service in Bradley County.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Abilene Loses Helicopter Service

Native Air leaves city with only one air helicopter service.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Fire Chief Proposes another Controversial Ambulance Plan

Staffing change will leave immediate neighborhood without fire apparatus.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

FDIC 2014 CHAT: MIKE MCEVOY AND A.J. HEIGHTMAN

Mike McEvoy and A.J. Heightman discuss some new EMS technology at FDIC 2014.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >