A 21-year-old man suffered serious injuries Tuesday night when he was crushed beneath an aluminum grain bin, a spokesman for the Boyle County Fire Department said.
The Boyle County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Pedro Hernandez, who was listed in critical condition Wednesday night at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
"The report that we got was that he was trying to do some work underneath this silo, and had used jacks and stuff to lift it up," said Lt. Jim Harris, public information officer for the Boyle County Fire Department. "And when he went to crawl under it, one of the jacks or chains or something he was using failed, and it came down on top of him."
The grain bin was about 30 feet wide and perhaps 40 feet tall, Harris said.
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The accident was reported at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on 4361 Stanford Road, east of Danville, Harris said.
By the time emergency crews arrived, others on the property had used tools to free Hernandez.
Hernandez had a diagonal mark across his back running from his right shoulder to the left side of his rib cage, extensive bruising and difficulty breathing, Harris said.
"He was alert when they went to fly him out," Harris said.