Rescue personnel were dispatched to a downtown Kansas City business, ABC Tire Recycling, where a man was said to have fallen into one of the tire shredders on the premises. Upon arrival, they found that the man had been pulled from the machine by coworkers and was in critical condition. The victim was performing maintenance on the shredder when it spontaneously powered up and pulled him in. He was taken to a local hospital and has been confirmed to have survived, despite both main arteries being severed. While no new reports have come in today, authorities say both legs had to be amputated upon arrival at the hospital.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the case and hope to determine whether or not the accident was caused by a product malfunction.
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Two workers were injured when a 70-foot-tall crane tipped over at Mercy Hospital St. Louis as workers were preparing to move the equipment.
The two injured workers were taken into the hospital after the incident, at about 11:45. The condition, although not believed to be serious, is currently unknown.
Creve Coeur Deputy Fire Marshal Jerry McQueen said the crane was at the northeast part of the hospital property, away from the hospital structure, when it tipped over. Workers were preparing to move the rubber-tired crane to move it when it toppled.
McQueen said authorities were waiting on heavy construction equipment to be brought in to lift and secure the crane.
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