Safety agency investigates Springfield FedEx incident

3 years 10 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, October 19 2016 Oct 19, 2016 Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:53:26 PM CDT October 19, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after a FedEx employee became trapped in a conveyor belt at a Springfield distribution center.

The agency announced Tuesday that an investigation has been opened.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the Springfield Fire Department responded to a call about the incident just before 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Assistant chief Randy Villines says the employee was freed in about 30 minutes and transported to a local hospital with moderate to severe injuries to his arm.

FedEx spokeswoman Allie Addoms says the company will fully cooperate with OSHA during its investigation.

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