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Man pinned by forklift at SwiftLift in Victor

Posted at: 12/26/2012 2:38 PM
Updated at: 12/26/2012 3:00 PM

Emergency crews were called to SwiftLift on Phillips Road in Victor Wednesday morning after a man became pinned by forklift.

The incident happened just after 9:15am Wednesday.

Ontario County Sheriff's Deputies say Jeremy Bittner, who is employed by Admar Supply in Brighton, was returning a forklift to SwiftLift. Sheriff's Deputies say he was unsecuring it and because the flat bed was a little wet, the forklift started to move, pinning him between the forklift and the receiving deck.

Bittner suffered a severe lower leg injury and was taken to Strong Hospital. Sheriff's Deputies say he was alert and talking to paramedics.

OSHA has been notified of the incident.

Photo courtesy: Seth Binnix, Messenger Post Media