2 injured after being trapped in machinery at fish processing plant

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Posted: Aug 5, 2014 8:23 AM
Updated: Aug 5, 2014 9:08 AM

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EMPIRE - Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies say two employees of an Empire fishery suffered severe leg injuries after being confined in a piece of machinery.

Authorities say the employees were performing maintenance on a "fish counter/sorter" at Daybrook Fisheries when they became trapped around 6 p.m. Monday.

One of the two employees was freed from the machine about 8 p.m. and taken to University Hospital with a severe right leg injury.

Authorities say the second employee was freed about 8:45 p.m. and air lifted to the hospital with severe injuries to both legs.

Investigators are still determining the cause of the incident.

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