The man, whose identity was not released, was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition, KCTV in Kansas City, Mo. reported.
A fire department spokesman said when crews arrived at the accident scene they were told they had to rescue an employee who had fallen into a tire shredder feet first.
Officials from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident along with the Kansas City Fire Department.
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