Crews Free Man’s Arm from Machine at Georgia-Pacific MillCrews Free Man’s Arm from Machine at Georgia-Pacific Mill
July 17, 2018
First responders were called to the Georgia-Pacific mill in Big Island, VA at about noon last Sunday after a worker’s arm became stuck in a piece of machinery, local news organizations reported.
The employee’s arm was freed by the time rescuers arrived. He was transported to an area hospital for a laceration to the arm and was released on Monday, Tim Chatlos, public affairs manager at Georgia-Pacific, told the Lynchburg News & Advance. No details were available on how the man’s arm became trapped or the type of machinery involved.
Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) has opened an investigation into the incident, and the company said it is also conducting its own probe into the matter, the newspaper reported.
Georgia-Pacific’s mill in Big Island mainly produces containerboard, according to the firm’s website. A worker died at Georgia-Pacific’s Big Island mill in November 2016 after falling into a pulper machine.
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