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Man air lifted from York High School believed to be OK

ELMHURST – A man who was trapped under an overturned dump truck near York High School on Tuesday afternoon is believed to have been released from the hospital, Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth said.

The 39-year-old Streamwood man was conscious and alert when he was air lifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to a city of Elmhurst news release.

Elmhurst police and fire personnel responded to a call for an industrial accident at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at a construction site at 425 S. Spring Road. Upon arrival, responders found the man pinned inside of an overturned dump truck.

The Elmhurst Fired Department requested assistance, and nine fire departments responded with an additional 30 rescue personnel to the scene, the release said.

A total of 45 responders used heavy rescue extrication equipment to remove the trapped truck driver. The Elmhurst Public Works Department also provided personnel and equipment. West and Sons Towing helped stabilize the dump truck, according to the release.

An Air Med 1 helicopter responded to the scene at 1:45 p.m. and landed on a practice field at York High School. The injured man was freed and air lifted to the hospital for emergency treatment, the release stated.

Ruth said he had no official report on the man's condition Thursday morning, but believed he had been released from the hospital.

Elmhurst Police Department and OSHA officials are investigating the accident.

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