A worker ended up hospitalized Friday after a workplace incident at a packaging facility in west suburban Geneva, IL.
Fire officials got the call at 6:30 a.m. at Power Packaging, 2089 Pillsbury Drive in Geneva for reports of an employee trapped in a machine, according to the Geneva Fire Department. A female employee was injured when she was trapped in a conveyor belt assembly, Geneva fire said.
The company’s maintenance staff was able to disassemble the machine and free her before authorities arrived. She was taken to an area trauma center for treatment.
The employee was a temporary agency worke, said Nicole Porter, a company spokeswoman.
“Safety is a priority at all of the Power Packaging facilities, and we are currently focused on investigating this incident,” Porter said.
Details about the employee’s condition and injuries were not immediately available.