Man Trapped In Machine In Prince George’s County

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LAUREL, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A man has been extricated in Prince George’s County after getting his legs trapped in a dye machine at a mulch facility.

County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the department received a phone call at 11 a.m. Tuesday about the incident.

Brady says officials were called to Grant County Mulch in the 5400 block of Van Dusen Road in Laurel. Brady says the man’s legs were trapped in the machine. Authorities listed him in critical condition at the scene.

Fire and Rescue’s closed-space team, a certified registered nurse anesthetist from Shock Trauma in Baltimore and a medic from Maryland State police worked to sedate and intubate the man so he could be freed without causing further pain.

Brady says the man was freed about 12:30 p.m. and taken to a trauma center in Baltimore.

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