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Salisbury Firefighter Identified, In Critical Condition After Freak Accident

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Salisbury Fire Lt. Tim Oliveira (Photo Credit: Steve Perkins)

Salisbury Fire Lt. Tim Oliveira (Photo Credit: Steve Perkins)

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SALISBURY (CBS) – The Salisbury Fire Department identified a firefighter involved in a freak accident Friday afternoon.

Lt. Tim Oliveira was in critical but stable condition Saturday at Beth Israel Hospital.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

Officials say the 27-year veteran was working on a fire department vehicle at headquarters. The vehicle was up on jacks, but somehow dropped and landed on top of him.

He suffered internal injuries and broken ribs.

The incident is under investigation.

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