Worker in Industrial Accident Loses Both Legs

NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- Investigators are looking into how a New Hanover County Waster Center worked fell into a dangerous machine.

The accident happened at the building off US-421 North towards Pender County on Monday.

Edgar Gonzales was working with a machine that crushes cardboard boxes.

Officials said he fell into the impacter and both of his legs were mangled by the machine.

A manufacturer of the machine will inspect it Wednesday to make sure it is safe for operation again.

Reported by Kim Gebbia