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A Ton of Flour Severely Injures an Avenel Worker

A 51-year-old man was injured when a ton of flour he was offloading from a rail car fell on him.


A worker at a warehouse in Avenel was severely injured Wednesday, when a 2,000 lb. pallet of flour he was moving fell on him. 

The Avenel-Colonia First Aid Squad (ACFAS) responded to the call, which happened around 10:50 am at Terminal Way in the Avenel section of Woodbridge.

The man was unloading the ton of flour from a railroad car when it fell on him, said ACFAS president John McHale.

Workers helped free the injured man from the fallen flour, while ACFAS EMS employees treated the man whom they believed had sustained a fractured pelvis. 

The 51-year-old man was taken to UMDNJ in Newark, a trauma center. "He was pretty severely injured," McHale said. 

Woodbridge Police and paramedics from UMDNJ in Rahway were also on the scene, McHale said.

There was no word on the man's condition.

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