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.