The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

February 25, 2014

Worker suffers hand injury in job accident

A 20-year-old worker suffered a serious injury in an industrial accident last week at the Hampshire Pet Products plant in Joplin, according to a police report released Monday.

Austin L. Runyon was cleaning parts on a machine with rollers about 10:45 a.m. Friday inside the plant at 7502 E. 20th St. when one of his hands was pulled into the machine, police said.

Runyon, a Joplin resident, was taken to Freeman Hospital West upon extrication of his hand and later was transferred to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

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