COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Co-workers and firefighters worked together to free a man whose arm was stuck in an industrial machine in Colleton County.
Officials with the Colleton County Fire and Rescue Department say it happened at a plant on Industrial Road Monday afternoon.
According to officials, the man's arm was pinched between two large rollers.
"Co-workers used a large steel bar to relieve pressure on his extremity and assisted firefighters during the incident," CCFR officials said."Firefighter-Paramedics carried a large amount of equipment into the plant."
According to a report, emergency crews used various tools to disassemble and displace portions of the machine.
"The tight confines provided little to room to work," officials said.
CCFR officials said the man was treated during the hour and half long extrication which included pain medications.
"LifeNet 4 responded to the scene and stood by until the extrication was complete," authorities said."The man was flown by the medical helicopter to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical in Summerville."