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Man's legs amputated in meat plant accident

June 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A meat packing worker was critically injured Saturday when he fell into a multi-blade meat grinder and lost both legs.The accident occurred at around 3 a.m. at Jobbers Meat Packing Co. Inc at Fruitland Avenue and Downey Road in Vernon.

The worker's leg was amputated above the knee by the machine, but he was reportedly conscious when paramedics rushed him to a hospital.

San Bernardino police say the man was injured by "some sort of meat grinding machine."

The unidentified victim was reportedly in critical condition.

CNS contributed to this report.