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Worker trapped under forklift suffers serious injuries to legs

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A maintenance worker was pinned underneath a forklift for more than 15 minutes before firefighters were able to rescue him.

Emergency crews responded to a forklift maintenance facility on the 6600 block of Northeast 46th Avenue at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said a counter weight had fallen off the forklift as a man was working on it. The forklift landed on his legs, trapping him underneath it.

Firefighters said while his leg injuries are serious, they are not believed to be life-threatening. He was taken to the trauma unit of a Portland hospital.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

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