SAN ANTONIO - A man loses his leg after getting it stuck in heavy machinery and can't pry it loose.
The incident occurred just before 10 pm Monday at Fisher Road on the city's far Southwest Side. Police deputies responded to a call to Bates Containers for a worker whose leg had become trapped. When it became apparent there was no way to get him out, a technical team and trauma surgeon were brought to the site. It took 15 minutes to get the man out, but the leg had to be severed.
The worker was airlifted to University Hospital in critical condition.