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Pollard Lumber employee injures foot

Amputation scare actually minor injury, says boss

Posted: March 26, 2012 - 3:41pm  |  Updated: March 26, 2012 - 3:45pm

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An employee at Pollard Lumber Co. was sent to the hospital Monday after injuring his foot at the Appling sawmill.

The employee, who worked several jobs at the mill, slipped while working and caught his foot under a pulley, said company President Robert Pollard.

The call initially was dispatched to Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue at about 2:15 p.m. as a possible foot amputation, but Pollard said that was inaccurate information.

“The last I heard, he wasn’t cut,” Pollard said. “He just got his foot hung.”

Pollard didn’t release the name of the employee or the hospital where he was sent.

“I’m sure that he’ll be home tonight, more than likely,” he said.

It is not yet known if the Occupational Health and Safety Administration will investigate the incident, said Michael D’Aquino, a U.S. Department of Labor regional spokesman.

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