Man trapped under loading dock rescued


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A man was injured after he was trapped under a loading dock at a downtown Topeka building.

Around 8:40 this morning, emergency responders were called to the alley behind the Landon State Office Building after someone heard him yelling for help.

The Northeast Kansas Hydraulics employee was trapped for about 45 minutes before firefighters were able to free him.

He was working on the loading dock to replace a hydraulic cylinder when it came down on top of him.

Crews ended up using a cutting torch to remove the top metal portion of the loading dock he was under.

The man was taken to a Topeka hospital after being evaluated by ambulance crews on the scene.


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