More than 1,000 pounds of glass fell onto a worker at a contract glazing and manufacturing facility in Mason, Ohio, early last Friday, according to a police report.

A photo of the scene after the accident. (photo provided by the Mason Police Department)
A photo of the scene after the accident. (photo provided by the Mason Police Department)

The Mason police and fire departments responded to a report of an “industrial accident” at Pioneer Cladding & Glazing Systems at 1:35 a.m. Friday morning. The police report identifies the worker as Igor Molea, who was airlifted to a local hospital after being treated at the scene of the incident by Mason EMS.

Molea’s current condition is unknown. The fire department could only confirm that an accident had occurred and that the patient report is private and confidential. Pioneer hadn’t responded to a request for comment as of press time.

Reporting police officer Bradley Walker “was advised that [Molea] was opening a storage crate which contained very large thick panes of glass,” according to the report. “When he opened the crate, the contents fell forward and struck Molea, knocking him to the ground and landing on top of him.”

Walker was also advised that the weight of the glass was “well over 1,000 pounds.”

Molea was conscious and breathing at the scene, according to the report, though “it was obvious the subject had sustained a significant head injury as a result of the incident.”

Pioneer, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a manufacturer, fabricator and installer of unitized curtainwall and custom building facades, according to its website. The company also has satellite locations in Cleveland, Baltimore, Indianapolis and Johnson City, Tenn.