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Contractor out of hospital after fall into Sanford silo

Posted August 21, 2012

— A contractor who fell into a silo of dog food in Sanford Monday afternoon was treated for a dislocated shoulder and bruises and released from the hospital, police said.

Mike Goodman, who works for Alabama-based B&R Services, was discharged from WakeMed on Tuesday. He is headed back to Alabama, police said.

Sanford Fire Chief Wayne Barber said Monday that Goodman accidentally stepped on the lid to a grain chute, fell about 40 feet down the chute shaft and became trapped in the silo at the H.J. Baker & Brothers Inc. plant on McNeill Road. 

His leg got caught in a drilling device and he was up to his waist in dog food. 

After a complicated three-hour rescue effort involving more than 60 emergency crews, Goodman was removed from the silo, Barber said.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.


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  • pbjbeach Aug 22, 2012

    I to am glad tha this person is out of the hospital an doing well. But as to the investigation of this incident it is totaly useless as are all government agency an most especially within the areana of state government these days for their is absoutlely no enforcement teeth within these agencys any longer as that the total deregulations of all state agecnys has been completed under the so called democratic governorship of bev perdue. as thatin fact she has been one of the repbulcian partys must vaulable assets when it comes to the issues of deregualtion of the various state agency under her single control such as the ncdoj, ncdot, ncdol, ncdoa, an so forth down the line of state gevrnment agencys she has been totaly useless as will the next governor of this state that allows the totaly deregulation of nc industrys because of political contirbution as has been takeing place in my perosnal opinion thank you

  • peppercorns Aug 21, 2012

    glad you are ok dude!! be careful!