Man loses legs in gruesome industrial accident

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 19 at 12:38 PM

KANSAS CITY - A gruesome industrial accident caused a man to lose both of his legs in Kansas City, Missouri on Monday.

Authorities say a worker performing maintenance at ABC Tire Recycling fell into a tire shredder as he was cleaning it.  The man, who has not yet been identified, lost both legs at mid-thigh.

The company says he is out of surgery and was in intensive care.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating just what went wrong.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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