Worker hurt in accident at industrial steel business

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A worker was injured Tuesday when stacks of steel rods fell.

The man, whose name was withheld, was in an open-ended rail car when the steel fell at Independent Pipe & Steel on Rosedale Highway. Two stacks of steel fell on each other and not on the worker.

The worker was briefly caught between the steel pieces, however, squishing him shoulder to shoulder.

The worker suffered injuries, but nothing life-threatening, according to Kern County Fire Department spokesman Eric Coughren.