FortWayne.com
 
  Text size  Increase text sizeDecrease text size      
Posted on Tue. Jan. 22, 2013 - 12:17 am EDT

Steel plant worker injured after arm crushed in press

A worker severely injured his arm in an accident Monday morning at a steel plant west of downtown, a Fort Wayne fire official said.

The manís arm became caught in a machine press at the Valbruna Slater Stainless plant at 2400 Taylor St., Deputy Chief Mark Nelson said.

ďIt was a very near amputation,Ē Nelson said. ďHe still may lose (his arm).Ē

Medics and firefighters were dispatched to the plant about 8:30 a.m. When they arrived, the man had been freed from the press, and his clothing was still tangled in the machinery, Nelson said. Authorities did not release the manís name.

Valbruna Slater Stainless, a subsidiary of an Italian firm, makes steel bars for use in airplane landing gear, jet engines and other products. A phone message left for a company official was not returned Monday.

aingersoll@jg.net


Wednesday
Wednesday
High 33 °F
Low 24 °F
29 °F
Overcast
Sponsored by Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.
LOCAL BUSINESS SEARCH
Local Search
STOCK SUMMARY
Dow 17827.7512.81
Nasdaq 4787.3229.06
S&P 500 2072.83+5.80
AEP 56.66+0.08
Comcast 56.86+0.24
GE 26.87+0.01
ITT Exelis 17.98-0.04
LNC 57.57-0.26
Navistar 35.86-0.54
Raytheon 106.67+0.27
SDI 23.38-0.09
Verizon 50.04+0.70
  Stock Sponsor