Workers trapped in equipment at fish processing plant

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Posted: Aug 4, 2014 10:35 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Aug 4, 2014 10:35 PM
Source: WBRZ

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EMPIRE- Two workers at a fish packaging facility had to be rescued after they became stuck in equipment for hours Monday.

Emergency crews were able to free one worker two-and-a-half hours after he became stuck. As of this post, a second worker was still trapped.

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office said in a statement, the call for help was made at about 5:53 p.m. Monday. The caller reported an industrial accident at Daybrook Fisheries, stating two employees got stuck while doing maintenance on a fish counter/sorter. Between 8:30 and 9:00 one of the workers had been rescued.

"One of the workers were freed and was transported to University Hospital," the department said in a statement. The worker, who was not identified, had a severe leg injury.

The worker who remained trapped as of this post was able to communicate with rescuers. But, the extent of their injuries is unknown.

An investigation will be done to determine what went wrong.
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