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franklin county times

Accident at Gates injures one

By Staff
Melissa Cason
RED BAY- An overnight accident at Gates Corporation in Red Bay left one employee injured Thursday.
Plant manager Joe McNeer said one employee was injured when his arm was somehow caught in a machine at the manufacturing facility.
"Right now we are not sure what happened but we are still investigating the incident and plan of have more information available as soon as the investigation is complete," McNeer said.
Officials said the employee had one of his arms torn off as a result of the accident, which occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday.
NorthStar Paramedic Services responded to the scene and transported the employee to Red Bay Hospital and later to UAB in Birmingham.
No information on the employee's condition was made available Thursday afternoon, but McNeer did confirm that the employee's arm was partially severed.
Gates Corporation recently celebrated its 26th year in Red Bay.
The facility manufactures industrial-grade rubber hosing, and prides itself on running a safe and efficient facility.