- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

RENFREW, Pa. (AP) - An auto repair shop owner and another mechanic have been taken to a Pittsburgh hospital after a car fell off a hydraulic lift onto them.

Fifty-eight-year-old John Brown, owner of John Brown Custom Bent Exhaust in Renfrew, and another worker police didn’t identify were injured about 10:45 a.m. Thursday. The shop is about 25 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Middlesex Township police Officer Conrad Pfeifer says when the lift failed, the car slid off, driver’s side first.

The car’s owner was able to move it enough for another mechanic to put a jack under the vehicle. A chain was then used to lift the car off the men.

The officer says both were flown to Allegheny General Hospital but expected to survive. A spokeswoman says Brown was in fair condition. The other mechanic’s condition wasn’t known.

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