Emergency crews were paged just after 7:30 am Saturday morning to the Manning Corporation plant in Pinebluff. 

A worker had become entrapped in machinery at the manufacturing plant. A medevac helicopter was put on standby as the first crews arrived on the scene.

The male victim was pinned in a plastics extruder machine with his arm between two air press rollers. Aberdeen Fire & Rescue’s Heavy Rescue vehicle and crew were paged to assist as well as Moore County Public Safety. Crews worked diligently to free the man using a host of heavy rescue equipment, including two Hurst tools and a hydraulic Porta-Power jack.

As the rescue progressed, and the victim was stabilized, the medevac helicopter was cancelled. The man was freed after about 30 minutes and immediately transported to Firsthealth Moore Regional by EMS. 

Sandhills Sentinel spoke with Manning Corporation President, Ned Manning, at the scene, but he had no comment. The plant, according to their website, does “plastic resin coated and laminated fabrics, flooring underlayment, basement and crawl space liners and radiant insulation products.”

Authorities did not release the name of the worker or his condition.

Responding to the scene were Pinebluff Fire & Rescue, Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and Moore County Public Safety.


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