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Construction Worker Nearly Killed After Falling Into Rock Crusher

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A man was nearly killed after he fell into a rock crusher in Irvine today.The worker somehow got ensnared in a conveyor belt that hurled him into a rock shaker, according to City News Service. Luckily, a coworker was able to hit the emergency stop button just before the machine was about to push him into a bin where rocks are smashed into sand. But the man was still very seriously hurt by the rocks and being squeezed through the machine's conveyor belt.

This scary incident happened around 12:50 pm today, and the man's name hasn't been released. Firefighters were able to rescue him and transport him to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.