A 30-ton boulder, which was the size of a car, landed on a man after it slid onto a mountain road where the man and his co-workers were clearing the area from previous fallen boulders. The 27-year-old Phoenix, Arizona man was seriously hurt and taken to the hospital after this freak accident on Tuesday, according to Yahoo News on Sept. 11.
The man’s name was not released, but he was admitted to the hospital with numerous injuries after being hit by this boulder. He is suffering injuries to his pelvis and both legs from this incident.
The man was with his co-workers trying to get up the side of a mountain to a radio tower when another boulder was blocking their path. The men were trying to move that boulder when another one let loose hitting the man.
The workers immediately called for help but before the responders arrived, they were able to free their co-worker from being pinned by the car-size rock. Summit Fire Department Captain Brian Parker was in awe after seeing that the workmen had gotten their co-worker out from under the boulder. He said:
"I'm not exactly sure how they did it," Summit Fire Department Capt. Brian Parker said. "Just the fact they were able to get it off him was impressive, and it made our job a whole lot easier. Anytime there's any kind of crushing injuries like that where they're trapped, the sooner the better to get them out."
The man, who was alert the entire time during the accident and as his friends got the boulder off of him, was scared and in a lot of pain said Parker, but he was able to answer the responder’s questions.