Lebanon workers injured in machine accident

Lebanon fire medics were called to 265 S. West St. about 6:40 a.m. on a call of two workers with arms pinned in a machine, said fire Chief Perry Gerome.

The two workers — a man and woman — were loading a piece of plywood into a machine when the lever came down and pinned one arm each on them, Gerome said.

VisTech manufactures carpet for automobiles. When medics arrived, workers had already gotten the workers freed from the machine.

They are being treated at Atrium Medical Center for injuries below the elbow, Gerome said.

Gerome said the machine has been red-tagged and placed out of service by the fire department. Gerome said the machine manufacturer will have to come out and inspect it.

Gerome said employees have reported past problems with the machine. As well, the fire department has responded to the location for three fires in the last year.

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