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Man's foot is crushed at Pa. stone company

October 04, 2005|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A man's foot was caught in machinery Monday night while he was working at an Antrim Township business, according to Greencastle Rescue Hose Chief Bob Ebersole.

The man was working with an auger - a tool typically used for boring or drilling holes - at Eldorado Stone at 9156 Molly Pitcher Highway, also known as U.S. 11, shortly after 9:30 p.m., Ebersole said.

The auger, which was between 8 and 10 inches wide, "crushed" the man's foot, he said.

Ebersole said he believes the auger was being used to move materials up one level.

The man was flown by helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital for his injuries, which were non-life threatening, Ebersole said. The medevac helicopter that transported the man was from Hagerstown.

Attempts to reach employees at Eldorado Stone were unsuccessful.

The company, which manufactures architectural stone used to make countertops and fireplaces, has been in business for 35 years, according to the company's Web site.

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