Wednesday, 17 February 2016 22:43

Ambulance Pins Man to Wall in NJ Auto Body Shop Mishap

A man was injured February 17 when he was pinned by an ambulance during a mishap at the shop, Wall Township police said.

Wall police were called to P.L. Custom Body, 2201 Atlantic Ave., shortly after 9 a.m. for a report of a vehicle falling off a lift and pinning a worker between an interior wall and a work bench, Detective Lt. Greg Carpino said in a news release.

The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Carpino said. He was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, for treatment.

The investigation found the man was pinned when a co-worker’s foot slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator as the co-worker was driving the 2015 F-450 ambulance onto the lift for repair, Carpino said.

The ambulance hit one wall and then pinned the worker on the other side of the wall against a work bench. The pinned employee was extricated by his co-workers before police arrived, he said.

Wall Community First Aid, South Wall Fire and Rescue, MONOC Paramedics and the Wall Township Building Department responded, Carpino said.

The South Wall Fire Department and the Wall Township Building Department were on scene evaluating structural stability of the building, he said.

Thank you to Patch for reprint permission.

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