Man Loses Legs in Tire Shredder Accident

Posted: Mar 18, 2013 3:42 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Mar 18, 2013 4:45 PM

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KANSAS CITY (AP) — A man lost both legs after falling into a tire shredder while at work at a Kansas City tire recycling center.

Kansas City Fire Department spokesman James Garrett says co-workers already had pulled the man from the machine when firefighters and ambulance crews arrived around 10:30 a.m.

Garrett says the victim was helping perform maintenance on the machine at ABC Tire Recycling near downtown Kansas City when he got caught in it.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital. Garrett says he didn't know the condition of the man mid-afternoon.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.

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