Roswell Home Depot Employee Injured in Crowbar Incident
GEORGIA - According to several news reports, including kiro7.com, a Home Depot employee was seriously injured at Home Depot in Roswell, Georgia.*
The employee was impaled by a crowbar. The workplace accident occurred at a retail outlet in Roswell, just north of Atlanta. According to the Roswell Police Department, a 54-year-old woman was standing on a forklift at the receiving area at around 8:15 PM when the incident transpired.
According to the accident report, the 54-year-old woman was tragically impaled by a crowbar that was sticking out of a cardboard compactor. When law enforcement and first responders arrived, they found the woman with a crowbar piercing her ribcage. She was stuck to the compactor that was behind her. The police incident report did not explain how the accident transpired.
Fortunately, Roswell firefighters were able to free the woman by cutting the crowbar and extricating her from the compactor. The worker was transported to a local area hospital with a portion of the crowbar still in her body. She received emergency surgery, and she expected to recover.
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