Baiting Hollow, NY – A worker is in critical condition after he became stuck inside a conveyor belt housing. Once in the confined space, the man lost consciousness and went into cardiac arrest at the sand and gravel pit where he was working.
According to local police reports, the 40-year-old man “became lodged inside the conveyor belt housing of a plant screener that is used for sifting soil on the property.”
The worker, currently in critical condition, is an employee of BGLJ Servicing Corporation. He was working at a property used for excavating material.
The employee shut the conveyor off and crawled into a small opening to free a jam. While in the space, he got stuck and lost consciousness. His co-worker pulled him out and emergency responders were called to the scene.
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