RUSH TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A terrible workplace accident in Rush Township has a left a man in critical condition.
Authorities tell 69 News that shortly after 9 a.m. EMS was called to Silberline Manufacturing for a report of an injured man and a chemical leak.
According to authorities, a truck driver from New Jersey was transferring chemicals from his truck into a tank when he thought he noticed a chemical leak.
The man then reached into a hose to investigate when his coat was caught in the gears of a pump, pulling his arm into the gears and trapping him with terrible wounds, authorities say.
The man was then trapped for two hours as multiple emergency responders simultaneously worked on freeing the man and determining if there was a chemical leak.
Authorities say it turns out there was not a spill or leak.
The man was freed but was left with serious injuries.
He was flown to a trauma center in Allentown in critical condition.
Allentown, PA 18102