No broken bones for a Hoquiam man after a garage collapsed on him in Humptulips. His wife tells us he was working on the empty 800 square foot building in the 400 block of Walker Rd Saturday when a friend was about to leave and noticed the building begin to buckle.
The 52 year old Hoquiam man recounted those moments after the building pinned him under 6 inches of clearance.
“I feel lucky my friend was out there with me, he had to cut me out. [He] fired up my generator and the saws-all and started cutting tresses to release me because I was pinned down. I was totally trapped, if I had no one with me I would have been out there until someone came looking for me. Pretty rough day, I sure think that God was with me.”
He was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital by Hoquiam Ambulance, by late Saturday he was sore, but otherwise feeling very lucky.
The family wanted to thank their friend, who was in the right place at the right time.