Injured worker rescued at shipyard in Barrio Logan - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Injured worker rescued at shipyard in Barrio Logan

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Firefighters rescued an employee who suffered a back spasm while working on USS Russell at the Continental Maritime of San Diego on Bay Front Street in Barrio Logan.

The worker suffered the back spasm while he was working in a tight space, and his level of discomfort kept him from freeing himself from the space according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Batalion Chief Ted Moran.

 "It pretty much just took man power to get him out," Moran said. "We responded with resources that we could perform a technical rescue if need be, but after evaluating the situation, one of our rescue captains, again with the other rescue team that was on scene, decided that the best route of extricating the individual was just moving him laterally on the ship and then, through sheer man power, carrying him up a steep flight of stairs to get him out."

An ambulance waiting for the worker on the flight deck transported him to an area hospital in stable condition.

Continental Maritime of San Diego is a certified Master Ship Repair contractor for the U.S. Navy and Military Sealift Command.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Shutdown: San Diego food banks getting influx of federal working families

    Shutdown: San Diego food banks getting influx of federal working families

    Tuesday, January 22 2019 10:15 PM EST2019-01-23 03:15:19 GMT

    The Senate on Thursday will vote on competing bills to end the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Caught in the middle of the standoff over border security are hundreds of thousands of federal workers who have not been paid in a month.

     

    The Senate on Thursday will vote on competing bills to end the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Caught in the middle of the standoff over border security are hundreds of thousands of federal workers who have not been paid in a month.

     
  • Not just yoga, wall yoga in North Park

    Not just yoga, wall yoga in North Park

    Tuesday, January 22 2019 10:12 PM EST2019-01-23 03:12:26 GMT

    The next time your bad back drives you up the wall, you may try to climb one.

     

    The next time your bad back drives you up the wall, you may try to climb one.

     
  • Reward offered on 12-year anniversary of unsolved National City homicide

    Reward offered on 12-year anniversary of unsolved National City homicide

    Tuesday, January 22 2019 9:46 PM EST2019-01-23 02:46:14 GMT

    San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the National City Police Department’s homicide unit asked for help on Tuesday in their search for suspects in a 12-year-old unsolved murder. 

     

    San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the National City Police Department’s homicide unit asked for help on Tuesday in their search for suspects in a 12-year-old unsolved murder. 

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.