Employee Trapped in Paper Silo Is Rescued

SOMERVILLE, MA—Fire officials here may have saved the life of an employee trapped inside a waste paper collection silo at Universal Wilde, according to The Boston Globe. Carlos Barboza, who was trapped under a crushing pile of paper on April 5, was freed after fire officials cut two holes in the silo to extricate him.

Barboza, a press operator, had climbed inside the silo in order to remove a paper jam clogging a hopper. When he cleared the jam, more paper fell on top of Barboza and trapped him. The employee communicated with fire officials via his cell phone as they worked for 45 minutes to free him.

Online community news source SomervillePatch quoted Universal Wilde’s human resources representative as saying that Barboza endured a few bumps and bruises, but was otherwise fine.

Universal Wilde promotes itself as being a full-service marketing communications partner offering integrated print, mailing, fulfillment and distribution services.