An unidentified Auburn man in his 70s was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle when the vehicle he was working on slipped on the jack and fell on him, crushing his chest reports The Seattle Times.
King County Medic One and Valley fighters extricated the man from underneath his car. There was no report on his current condition.
Car jack accidents are in the news occasionally. These type of accidents are horrific and can cause severe injury and death. Injuries can include asphyxia, head injury, spinal injuries, brain injury, and hemorrhage.
It is recommended that if a person is working on a car that they do not rely solely on a jack to hold the weight of the car; there are axle stands and other devices which are designed to support the weight of the car.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a personal injury law firm that represents people who have been seriously injured in accidents due to the negligence of another.