Man Calls 911, But Later Succumbs To Injuries

Photo courtesy of copcruisers.org
Photo courtesy of copcruisers.org

  JACKSON – A man called police after being pinned beneath equipment, and succumbed to injuries after being found.

  The incident happened at around 7 a.m. on the morning of April 18. The man, later identified as Kenneth Mann, 58, had been taking apart equipment that was needed elsewhere when it somehow collapsed, pinning him to the ground, police reported.

  He called 911, telling an operator he was pinned under the equipment at the Clayton and Sons garage on 1325 East Veterans Highway. The dispatcher tried to keep him on the phone but lost contact with him.

  When officers arrived, they searched the large garage and surrounding area, but couldn’t find him. Fire Department and First Aid personnel also responded. They spread out on their search and found him near the tree line at the edge of the property near East Veterans Highway.

  He was unresponsive when he was found. He was removed from under the equipment and lifesaving measures were begun. He was transported to Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus in Lakewood where he was later pronounced deceased.

  The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department responded to process the scene and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration also responded to the scene. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He's also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.