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Workplace Accident

DATE & TIME: 03-07-2023 / 9:12 am

LOCATION: Pickrell, Nebraska

OFFENSE: Workplace Accident                      

CASE #: 2023-1085                

On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at approximately 9:12 am the Gage County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a workplace injury accident in Pickrell.  A construction worker was injured when, apparently, a piece of hydraulic equipment malfunctioned and injured the employee.  The employee, who was working in a hole approximately seven feet deep, was retrieved from the hole by members of the Pickrell Fire Department Quick Response Team (QRT) and the Beatrice Fire and Rescue.

An investigator from the sheriff’s office responded to the scene in Pickrell while the road patrol deputies were assigned to a vehicle accident in Cortland.

The injured worker in Pickrell was transported by StarCare air ambulance to Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska with a head injury. 

Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903

Sergeant T. Hanson #90310