Man rescued after being pinned by excavator in Allston
A construction worker was rescued by firefighters Thursday afternoon when he became pinned by the small excavator he was operating in a building on Western Avenue in Allston, the fire department said. The man became trapped when the 1,000-pound machine shifted during operation and pinned him against a wall, said Steve MacDonald, spokesman for the Boston Fire Department. A Technical Rescue Response team as well as Boston EMS arrived on scene soon after the incident. and freed him in just under an hour.