Employee at International Paper in Rochester hospitalized after getting trapped in machine

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — An employee at a Rochester paper and packaging company is in critical condition at the hospital after he became trapped in a machine on Sunday night.

Rochester Police say the employee was operating heavy machinery at International Paper on Boxart Street when the accident happened. His co-workers were able to pull him from the machine and began CPR.

First responders arrived just after 11:30 p.m. Medical professionals from the Rochester Fire Department and ambulance crews took over the life-saving measures and rushed the man to Strong Hospital.

RPD says that the cause of the incident is unknown and they’re investigating.