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Man falls into industrial shredder

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 19 (UPI) — A Missouri man lost two of his limbs after falling into an industrial shredding machine at a downtown tire recycling company, Kansas City firefighters said.

The man, whose identity was not released, was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition, KCTV in Kansas City, Mo. reported.

A fire department spokesman said when crews arrived at the accident scene they were told they had to rescue an employee who had fallen into a tire shredder feet first.

Officials from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident along with the Kansas City Fire Department.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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