Man Gets Crushed In O.C. Trash Compactor, Flown To Trauma Center

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A man was crushed in a compactor at the Carousel Hotel in Ocean City early Saturday evening and was flown to a trauma center.

The victim, described as a worker in his 20’s became trapped in the compactor around 5:45 p.m.  Arriving firefighters reported that only the man’s waist was visible when the hydraulic compactor was stopped.

It took about 15 minutes for rescuers to free the man who had suffered crushing injuries below his waist.  He was conscious but disoriented.  An ambulance took him to Northside Park where he was flown to a trauma center.