Worker airlifted from Buzzi after burn incident
First responders were sent out to Buzzi Unicem on Greencastle’s southwest side Tuesday morning for an incident involving serious burns.
At about 9:20 a.m., the Greencastle Fire Department and Putnam County EMS were dispatched to the area of County Road 150 South for a report of a fall.
Capt. Brian Poole of the Greencastle Fire Department said he was told that a worker was on a roof above a kiln when the metal suddenly gave way. Being harnessed, the worker fell through the hole and was suspended over the kiln.
The Greencastle firefighters responded with their ladder truck. However, a lift had already been utilized to free the worker before their arrival.
The worker was airlifted by a StatFlight helicopter to the Burn Center at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis.
Poole said that GFD was back in station by 10:30 a.m.
Plant Manager Tim Menke told the Banner Graphic Tuesday afternoon that Buzzi was “still in the middle” of consulting with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
The MSHA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor which oversees compliance with standards under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.