While doing his job in a Vernon meat packing plant, one man has become severely injured in a terrible work accident.

At around 3 a.m. on Saturday, police were contacted about a worker who had fallen into a meat-grinding machine in Vernon. Emergency teams reported to the call at a Jobbers Meat Packing Inc., located at 3300 Fruitland Avenue.

When firemen got into the facility, they found that the man had already been severed by the machine up to the knees. Cutting tools wer used to disassemble the machine and remove both the man and his legs, which were placed into buckets of ice.

The man was taken to the hospital along with his legs, accompanied by friends and family. Unfortunately, however, it remains unknown if his legs can be reattached.

According to reports, the injured worker is an adult male Latino.

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