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St. Pete Firefighters rescue man trapped in forklift

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) -

St. Petersburg firefighters and emergency workers managed to free a man who became trapped in a forklift.

The accident happened at Northeast Marine at 1801 28th Street North. Fire officials say the man had propped wood under the forks of the forklift, and was standing on top of a stabilizer bar when the wood snapped. Both his feet became pinned in the machinery.

Fire crews used specialized hydraulic tools to free the man, while paramedics delivered oxygen and IV fluids. The extraction took 31 minutes. Fire crews provided a short video of their efforts.

Once free, the man was taken to Bayfront Medical Center. Fire officials say that he is stable.

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