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Man falls into industrial shredder

March 19, 2013 at 11:23 AM   |   Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 19 (UPI) -- A Missouri man lost two of his limbs after falling into an industrial shredding machine at a downtown tire recycling company, Kansas City firefighters said.

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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