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Great Barrington Fire Department rescues man pinned under dump truck

Fire Chief Charles Burger arrived on the scene and reported a large dump truck on its side with a male partly pinned underneath the cab.

Great Barrington — The town’s fire department rescued a man pinned under an overturned dump truck on Wednesday, July 6.

According to a news release issued by the fire department, the town’s fire and police departments, along with Southern Berkshire Ambulance, were all dispatched for a report of a vehicle that overturned onto a person on Burning Tree Road around 10:30 a.m.

Fire Chief Charles Burger arrived on the scene and reported a large dump truck on its side with a male partly pinned underneath the cab.

The town’s rescue engine arrived on the scene and stabilized the truck while paramedics attended to the person.

The truck was lifted with air bags and the person was freed within 10 minutes of the arrival of emergency services.

The person involved in the accident is a male described to be in his 50s, but was not identified in the news release.

He was transported to Bay State Hospital via helicopter and is reported to be in serious, but stable condition.

The accident is under investigation by both state and town police departments.

The fire department responded with a rescue vehicle and two engines to the scene, while the Sheffield Fire Department assisted at the landing zone.

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