A 25-year-old suffered an injury when his hand got stuck in a machine at the Georgia-Pacific Dixie plant in Forks Township Friday night at about 8:50 p.m.
Initial emergency reports indicated a man got caught in a machine, and just nine minutes later, a second alert stated the man was free from the machine with a hand injury. No one else was hurt.
The worker had a hand caught in the production line machine, The Morning Call reports, and co-workers freed him before paramedics arrived.
Suburban Ambulance took him to the hospital with a bleeding hand that Forks Township police Cpl. Jack Dressler characterized for the newspaper as "not life-threatening and as not so serious as he initially imagined."
On May 8, the Occupational Health & Safety Administration had an unscheduled inspection of the plant based on a safety complaint, according to OSHA records. The inspection had an emphasis on "amputation," but the case is still open and no further details were available.
The Dixie Products Group is part of Georgia Pacific Corp., the world's leading manufacturer of paper, pulp, packaging products and building products. The Dixie plant makes paper plates, cups, napkins, tissues and other household items, all branded with the familiar Dixie logo.