News short: Man transported to hospital after industrial accident at Sunroc

Emergency crews respond to a report of an industrial accident at Sunroc Building Materials where a man's hand was smashed by a machine, St. George, Utah, Oct 17, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A 36-year-old man was transported to the hospital Monday night after getting his hand crushed by a machine at a building material store in St. George.

Emergency crews respond to a report of an industrial accident at Sunroc Building Materials where a man's hand was smashed by a machine, St. George, Utah, Oct 17, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News
Emergency crews respond to a report of an industrial accident at Sunroc Building Materials where a man’s hand was smashed by a machine, St. George, Utah, Oct 17, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

At approximately 9:51 p.m., emergency and medical crews responded to a report of an industrial accident possibly requiring hand amputation at Sunroc Building Materials located at 3657 S. River Road.

The man’s hand had gotten smashed by a machine, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said, adding that crews “were able to get the man’s hand out while still attached” to his arm.

“He was wearing gloves,” Trombley said, “so that’s why they don’t know if any of the fingers had come off because he was wearing gloves.”

There was “serious bleeding” as a result of the accident, Trombley said. The man was subsequently transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George to be treated for his injuries.

It was not clear whether the man was an employee of Sunroc.

Requests for comment from Sunroc regarding the incident were not immediately returned.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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4 Comments

  • .... October 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Well I know it wasn’t RealLowlife that got hurt because somebody actually called an ambulance

    • Real Life October 19, 2016 at 8:14 am

      Anger issues? LOL. On a serious note, hope this guy recovers. Sounds bad.

      • .... October 19, 2016 at 8:31 am

        Awwww did I hit a nerve ! On a serious note. get some professional help ! I hope that guy recovers soon. Praise the Lord !

        • Bob October 19, 2016 at 12:25 pm

          leave it to Dump to make light of a guy’s crushed hand. what a gem he is

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