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Man injured in industrial accident at Freightliner doing well

CLEVELAND — A man was injured Wednesday at a loading dock area of the Freightliner facility. Personnel at the plant, 11550 Statesville Blvd., called 911 and provided CPR prior to emergency responders’ arrival.

First responders arrived and continued CPR, and the worker was resuscitated, said Frank Thomason, chief of Rowan County Emergency Services.

He said the injured worker was transported with life threatening injuries by medical flight service from the scene to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

The employee is reportedly doing well.

According to Daimler Trucks North America Director of Corporate Communications David Giroux, the employee was seriously injured Wednesday morning while “performing maintenance on a piece of equipment,” at the plant.

“Right now, our thoughts are with the injured employee, his loved ones, his coworkers and all of those that rushed to help; and our focus is on gathering information about what happened.

“As always, safety is of the utmost importance at all DTNA facilities and DTNA is cooperating fully with investigators to try and determine exactly what happened,” Giroux said.

The employee’s name was not released. Medical responders also were not able to release the employee’s name.

— Shavonne Walker

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