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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