Contractor severely injured at TACOM in Warren

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News
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Warren — A contractor at TACOM was injured Monday afternoon after being struck by falling debris in a construction site, officials said.

The injuries were non-life threatening, said fire officials, who were called to the plant just after 1 p.m. Monday, said Warren Fire Commissioner Wilbert “Skip” McAdams.

“It is a trauma patient with a severe injury to the upper body and at least one extremity, the arm,” he said.

The patient’s condition was not known Monday evening.

The accident remains under investigation, said Steven Ball, public affairs officer for U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal.

“We’ll work with the contractor to determine what happened,” he said.

The contractor is an employee of Pontiac-based Rock Industries, Ball said. The company declined to comment Monday afternoon.

TACOM is a federal facility with its own police and fire departments, McAdams said.

“But they don’t provide advanced life support,” he said. “I’m assuming that they couldn’t get a private ambulance there in a timely fashion so it would make sense for them to give us a call. We’ll respond and we’ll ask questions later.”

The facility is responsible for up to 65 percent of all the equipment used by the ground forces of the Army in the U.S. and overseas.

It was established in 1942 and employs 7,500 members of the military and civilians. It develops and designs military vehicles, equipment, weaponry and supplies from production to disposal.

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Detroit News Staff Writer Candice Williams contributed.

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