LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - One person was hospitalized after being trapped for several hours under a collapsed building in LaGrange. It happened around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at 2100 Fendley Mill Road near a rock quarry.
Two workers were in the process of dismantling a tower from a vacant concrete plant that has been closed for years when the building fell on one of the men, trapping him under wood and metal.
"Brandon was trapped face down in the mud," said Lance Vincent a firefighter and paramedic with Harrod's Creek Fire Department who assisted with the rescue.
25-year-old Brandon Mynhier was air lifted from Oldham County to University Hospital's Trauma Care Center with a fractured femur and pain in his stomach and chest just before noon.
Maj. Keith Smith with LaGrange Fire & Rescue says the man was conscious and alert when he was trapped.
"He would go into a panic and would start yelling and would start thrashing around and move, and then we would just talk to him and get him to calm back down," said Vincent.
Vincent says Mynhier wanted to meet and thank everyone involved in his rescue.
A spokesperson for University Hospital says Mynhier is fair and has moved to the Progressive Care Unit.