A Rhode Island man is in the hospital after he was trapped under payloader while changing a tire for work in Plainfield Tuesday morning.
Plainville police, American Legion Ambulance and Moosup Fire Department responded to a call about a work place accident at 450 Snake Meadow Road in the Moosup village section of town at about 10;15 a.m. on Tuesday.
Sullivan Tire employee Brian Dilullo, 43, of Cranston, Rhode Island, was changing a tire on a payloader when the wooden blocks and portable hydraulic lift elevating it failed, causing the vehicle to fall on him and pin him underneath, according to police.
Dilullo's coworker, Raymond Magnuski, 38, of Rhode Island, came to his rescue and pulled him out, police said.
An ambulance transported Dilullo to Rhode Island Hospital to be treated for serious injuries. There is no word on his condition.
Plainfield police are investigating the accident.