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Man with broken leg rescued from power plant air duct at Wyodak

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Via the Wyoming News Exchange

GILLETTE (WNE) — Several local agencies worked together Friday morning to rescue a 37-year-old man who fell and broke his leg in an air duct at the Neil Simpson Power Plant.

Deputies went to the power plant at the Wyodak complex east of Gillette at about 8 a.m. for the report of the man stuck in the air duct, and were joined by Emergency Medical Services, Campbell County Fire Department and Black Hills Energy personnel.

The man was not trapped but couldn’t move because his leg was broken, Sheriff Scott Matheny said.

A fire department news release said that firefighters used technical rescue equipment to remove the man from a “confined and elevated location.” EMS then took the man to Campbell County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

This story was published on May 20, 2024.

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