Worker injured in beet harvesting accident

Farm worker's leg becomes caught in conveyor belt.

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — It took Forest Grove firefighters working with hydraulic rescue tools about half an hour to remove a worker who was trapped in a beet-digging machine.

Forest Grove Fire and Rescue says its crew responded Thursday afternoon to the middle of a beet field where the worker had tried to clear a clog when he slipped. His leg became stuck in conveyor belt.

The man was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland with leg injuries described as moderate.

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