Factory worker struck in head by piece of metal CENTRAL-- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

June 28, 1993

A man working on a conveyor belt at Marada Industries in Westminster was struck in the head by a piece of metal Friday.

The pointed metal object fell from a scrap bin and pierced the man's head, said Lt. Randy Barnes of the Westminster police.

Michael Valentino, 27, of Baltimore was "alert and conscious" in Marada's first-aid room when police and an emergency crew arrived at the factory at 10:35 p.m., Lieutenant Barnes said.

"Officers on the scene reported the cut was not too deep," he said.

Mr. Valentino was taken to Carroll County General Hospital. He was released Saturday.


* Finksburg: Units from the Reese and Gamber stations put out a house fire on Emory Road in about a half-hour after receiving the call at 7:50 p.m. Saturday.

* Westminster: Engines from the Westminster station investigated a fire alarm sounding on Center Street at 1:26 a.m. Sunday. They were back in service in 17 minutes.

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