Man stuck in industrial machine rescued by co-workers, firefighters


COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — A lowcountry man is recovering after being stuck between in an industrial machine in Walterboro, Monday afternoon.

According to Colleton County Fire-Rescue, the victim’s arm was pinched between large rollers at an industrial plant on Industrial Road on August 22 at 4:17 p.m. We’re told “co-workers used a large steel bar to relieve pressure on his extremity and assisted firefighters during the incident.”

Officials say the man was treated during the hour and half long extrication, which included pain medications.

Medics flew the victim, by helicopter, to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical in Summerville.

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