PERRIS: Man hospitalized, injured in machinery-related, industrial accident

PERRIS — A man was injured in a machinery-related industrial accident Thursday morning, Aug. 10. The incident, that sent the victim to the hospital with moderate injuries, happened in the 270 block of Rider Street in Perris.

Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters responded to the location about 11:14 a.m., after being notified regarding the machinery-related, industrial accident. The victim, who has not been identified, was reportedly injured after his “lower extremity” became entangled in an unspecified machine, according to fire officials.

Eleven firefighters from two engine companies and one truck company responded to the accident scene, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer Jody Hagemann explained in an incident report.

When they arrived, firefighters immediately began the process of extricating the victim’s lower extremity from the machine, said Hagemann. After the victim was freed from the machine, American Medical Response medics transported him to an area hospital by ground ambulance.

No further information was available regarding the victim’s injuries or the cause of the work-related accident, which is under investigation.

 

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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg and breaking his back in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 13 – soon to be 14 – grandchildren.

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