Industrial Accident at Everett Scrapyard Prompts OSHA Response

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A man was hospitalized after being stuck in machinery Thursday at a scrapyard in Everett, Massachusetts.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Thursday afternoon it was investigating a workplace incident. A large number of firefighters and other first responders worked to rescue a man at Scrap It, a facility on 2nd Street.

Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria said firefighters arrived at the scrapyard to find a man trapped in a piece of heavy machinery.

"The male patient was removed from the equipment after several hours with the assistance of additional medical personnel that were brought in," DeMaria said in a statement.

The man was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately clear.

"My thoughts are with the accident victim and I am grateful for the [Everett Fire Department] and all the first responders for their efforts in a difficult rescue operation," DeMaria said.

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