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This can happen anywhere. Many communities have businesses that handle shipping containers and granite is a popular option in kitchen and bathroom remodels.

The Tinton Falls Fire Company No. 1 posted this information and pictures on their Facebook page. A mans head was pinned between the wall of a transport container & approximately 16,000lbs of granite. After four hours of operations the subject was extricated through a hole made by rescuers in the side of the container.


A Lieutenant on my department used to install granite and he always warned us that the granite in the shipping containers are dangerous and often unstable.


Also consider what resources you would need for a call like this. If you look at the number of Paratech Struts used several departments responded.  Even a crane.

Mike Smith, Absolute Rescue's Editor in Chief, is a veteran of the fire/rescue service in Michigan, who also works in the automotive industry as a designer. Have an idea of suggestion for the site? Contact Mike here

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Vehicle into Pizza Hut

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Toledo Fire & Rescue Department

Earlier this afternoon, Toledo Fire crews including USAR 1 and USAR 2 responded to the 3400 block of Secor Rd for a reported car into a building. One vehicle traveled across a corner lot and struck the SE corner of a Pizza Hut restaurant. Two adults were treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries and transported to a local ER for further evaluation.

Toledo Fire Technical Rescue crews initially placed a Paratech strut, then replaced it with a wooden spot shore to stabilize the corner of the building before releasing it back to the owner. No additional injuries were reported. #toledofire #toledofirefighters #techrescue

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Vehicle into Structure

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Vehicle into Structure

Initial reports advised of a vehicle into the Grampian Post Office with the individual possibly trapped in the vehicle. Crews used s

truts to stabilize the structural members of the building.

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Vehicle Into a House (Toledo, OH)

In October of 2021, Toledo Fire & Rescue was dispatched to reports of a vehicle into a house. The vehicle lost control and entered the home inverted trapping two occupants of the car.

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Vehicle Into a House (Toledo, OH)

In October of 2021, Toledo Fire & Rescue was dispatched to reports of a vehicle into a house. The vehicle lost control and entered the home inverted trapping two occupants of the car. Technical Rescue team members worked to shore the structure as additional crews extricated the two occupants of the vehicle. One of them suffered fatal injuries, the other was transported to a local trauma center with life-threatening injuries. Firefighters were able to remove the uninjured occupant of the home through a second window by ladder. No firefighter injuries were reported with this incident.

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