Emergency crews worked for more than three hours to rescue a 15-year-old from inside an auger which is used to grind up mulch.
Brian Jacobs had been at Summerford Pallet in Ashford, AL, helping his father at work when he fell into the machine.
He underwent surgery at a nearby hospital. Reports are that the boy will be able to keep his legs. He’s in fair condition in an intensive care unit.
OSHA is investigating, according to the Dothan Eagle.
Federal law prohibits 14- and 15-year-olds from working in manufacturing, mining or any hazardous industry.
For more information on prohibited occupations for teenagers, click here.