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November 16, 2018
1 Min Read
An entrance to the Cargill plant in Gainesville, GA. Image courtesy of Google Maps
A worker was injured by machinery while working atop a 125-ft silo at a Cargill plant in Gainesville, GA on Thursday, local news organizations reported.
Emergency personnel responded to the West Ridge Road facility at about 4 p.m. after the man’s harness became trapped in the equipment’s driveshaft, a spokesperson for the Gainesville Fire Department said in a report by the Gainesville Times.
“His harness wrapped up in it, pretty much squeezing him,” the official told the newspaper.
Crews had to bring the injured man down from the silo using a crane. He was transported to an area medical facility for treatment.
“We did find he had serious injuries to his shoulders, face, neck, and back [and] his entire upper torso,” Gainesville Fire Division Chief Keith Smith said in coverage television news station WDUN.
The Cargill plant in Gainesville is operated by its North American Fats & Oils business, according to a 2016 Gainesville Times article.
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