- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

EMPIRE, La. (AP) - Plaquemines Parish sheriff’s deputies say two employees of an Empire fishery suffered severe leg injuries after being confined in a piece of machinery.

Authorities tell NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune (https://bit.ly/1kktqWM) the employees were performing maintenance on a “fish counter/sorter” at Daybrook Fisheries when they became trapped around 6 p.m. Monday.

One of the two employees was freed from the machine about 8 p.m. and taken to University Hospital with a severe right leg injury.

Authorities say the second employee was freed about 8:45 p.m. and air lifted to the hospital with severe injuries to both legs.

Investigators are still determining the cause of the incident.


Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com



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