Westminster man injured in fall from wall Construction worker listed in serious condition

March 26, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Westminster man who fell about 13 feet between two walls while working on an expansion project at a Westminster manufacturing company was in serious but stable condition with back and hip injuries at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, authorities said yesterday.

Aaron Hickman, an employee of an electrical subcontractor installing wiring at Marada Industries Inc. on Route 97, slipped from a concrete wall about 11: 50 a.m. and was trapped in the narrow space between the wall and a partition, said Capt. Tom Brothers of the Reese Fire Company.

Units from Reese, Westminster and Pleasant Valley responded, dismantling the newly built partition to reach the victim, the captain said.

Mr. Hickman was treated at the scene and taken by ambulance to the nearby Carroll County Regional Airport, then taken by helicopter to Baltimore.

Mr. Hickman, 20, was alert, Captain Brothers said. Medical personnel wanted him flown to the trauma center as a precaution.

A spokeswoman for Marada, which manufactures automotive parts for General Motors, Chrysler and Honda, said Mr. Hickman was employed by a subcontractor. "He was working on a new, 40,000-square-foot addition," she said.

Maryland Occupational Safety and Health officials will join Westminster police officers to investigate, a police spokesman said.

Pub Date: 3/26/96

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