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West Hartford Police and OSHA Investigating Possibility That Car Fell on Mechanic

Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Emergency personnel responded to a report of injury to a mechanic at the Midas Auto shop on New Britain Avenue.

By Ronni Newton

An injury to a mechanic, possibly caused by a car striking or falling on him, is being investigated by West Hartford Police and OSHA, police said in a news release Thursday afternoon.

According to police, emergency dispatchers received a call at 12:30 p.m. Thursday indicating that a mechanic at the Midas Auto shop at 918 New Britain Ave. was on the floor after suffering an unknown injury. The caller quickly provided an update, police said, indicating that a vehicle had either struck or fallen on the victim.

West Hartford Police and the West Hartford Fire Department responded to the scene and provided treatment to the mechanic, who has not been identified.

Police said that the victim sustained visible injuries to his back. Responders provided initial aid and the victim was then transported to Hartford Hospital by ambulance for evaluation and further treatment.

According to police, the victim was conscious and speaking when he was being transported to the hospital.

The incident is being investigated by both police and OSHA in order to determine what occurred and how the car was involved, police said.

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