A construction worker sustained serious injuries after an industrial incident in Helena.
On Wednesday just after 9 a.m., the man was injured at the Trinity Center construction site behind Lowe’s, adjacent to Target in Helena.
He was working in a trench between 6 and 8 feet deep when some heavy equipment fell on him.
The Helena Fire department had to build a rope system and a safety basket to extract him. It took 30 minutes to get him out.
He sustained leg and arm injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Peter’s Hospital.
Helena Fire Captain Cory O’Brian said the man was seriously injured.
Responding agencies included the Helena Fire Department, Helena Police Department, and St. Peter’s ambulance.
Emergency crews responded to a residential fire on Wednesday evening.
A trailer home caught fire on Trails End Road off North Montana Avenue, causing the sole occupant to evacuate.
The fire was reported at about 7:45 p.m.
Smoke was still visible while West Valley volunteer firefighters worked to extinguish any hot spots.
Lewis & Clark Sheriff's deputies and Montana Highway Patrol officers helped crews contain the situation.
NorthWestern Energy was also on scene to shut off electricity and gas.
We do not yet know if any one was injured.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
We will update you if we get more information.
KXLH-TV 9 Helena
More than 1,300 students from around the region got a live demonstration on how distracted and impaired driving can have serious consequences on Wednesday.
Missoula first responders and Ogren Park at Allegiance Field presented the "Your Choices Matter" Mock Crash in an effort make teens think twice about their decisions when behind the wheel.
In this scenario, a two vehicle crash is caused when a distracted teenage driver crosses the center line and hits a mother and her child head on. An occupant in the teen's car is ejected, while the driver is able to call for help. Emergency responders arrive to find two trapped in the first vehicle, while they aid the girl who was ejected.
No one was injured in an overnight fire that damaged a Bozeman trailer home.
According to the Hyalite Fire Department, a structure fire was reported on Buffalo Orchard Trail at about 12:30 a.m., Wednesday.
When firefighters arrived, all occupants were out of the home, but pets were still inside.
Firefighters quickly got the fire under control and rescued a dog, cat and turtle from inside the residence. The pets were reunited with their family and in good condition. The fire was contained to the back bedroom and bathroom of the trailer home.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
A mother and her infant child were taken to a hospital after their SUV rolled Wednesday afternoon, but police said the injuries weren't life-threatening.
The SUV rolled after it was clipped by a Ford Taurus changing lanes, according to Billings Police Sgt. Scott Conrad. The contact sent the GMC SUV into the guardrail, where it hit and rolled on Laurel Road. The crash backed up traffic at the site, just east of the King Avenue West interchange.
Conrad said that the woman and her child were the only two taken to the hospital to be checked. They wore seat belts, he added.