Man trapped when York County mobile home slid off foundation
A mobile home collapse in Lower Windsor Township temporarily trapped one of two residents, but no one was seriously hurt, Craley's Community Fire Co. Chief Jesse Frantz said.
"Basically, it was blown off its foundation and into a small stream — just a tributary, really," he said.
It happened about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the 500 block of Oak Hollow Road.
The home is situated next to Beaver Creek.
A middle-age man and woman, both residents, were inside when their home partially collapsed, according to Frantz.
The woman got out, but the man was trapped inside, according to the chief.
"We had to shore up the back side of the trailer," he said, then cut an escape hole in the back side of the mobile home so the man could get out.
The man "stayed pretty calm" while waiting inside the wreckage to be freed, Frantz said.
Once he was freed, the man was transported to a local hospital for evaluation, but he had no obvious injuries, according to the chief.
Frantz said he can't explain how the home ended up off its foundation and partially flipped.
"I honestly don't know how it flipped over the way it did," he said. "I don't know if the foundation gave way, or if the wind was just blowing that hard."
However, Frantz noted that there were no downed trees in the area, which suggests wind wasn't the only factor.
Assisting Craley's Community Fire Co. at the scene were fire/rescue crews from Red Lion, New Bridgeville, Yorkana, Wrightsville and Hellam Township.
Also assisting was the York County Advanced Technical Rescue Team, Frantz said, which is comprised of crew members from Dover, Hanover, Penn Township, Shrewsbury and Yoe.
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