Man in critical condition after being trapped under hot tub

Posted at 12:00 PM, Apr 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-24 14:25:22-04

MURRAY, Utah -- Shortly after 9am, employees of Hydro Parts Outlet, a hot tub sales and service company located at 392 W. Winchester in Murray called 911 to report they had discovered the business owner injured.

The man was found underneath an empty hot tub which was in the shop for repair, and it appears the hot tub fell from a fork lift it was resting on. He was working alone when the accident happened.

Employees at the scene were visibly shaken, and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Detective Kenny Bass of the Murray Police Department says an investigation into the incident is ongoing, but "right now it's looking like, so far, a real tragic accident."

The name of the injured man has not yet been released.