Paper Bale Traps Worker at Philadelphia Warehouse

An industrial accident left a worker trapped under a bale of paper at a warehouse in the shadow of Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia's Tacony section Thursday morning.

The 35-year-old worker became trapped at Newman Paperboard along Tacony Street around 11:30 a.m., said Philadelphia police.

Philadelphia firefighters and medics worked to free the man who was listed in stable condition with a right leg injury, said police.

A short time later, SkyForce10 captured a man on a stretcher being taken from the building.

Newman & Company is a family business that has been in existence for nearly 100 years that mills nearly 70,000 tons of paperboard annually, according to its website.

A company spokesman had no comment on the incident.

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