70-year-old man dies after being trapped at Far South Side plant
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A 70-year-old worker died after he was trapped in machinery Monday morning at an industrial plant on the Far South Side.
Julio Huerta became trapped in machinery at Napuck Salvage of Waupaca in the 11600 block of South Burley about 9:45 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and Chicago police and fire officials.
His arm became caught in a conveyor belt and was severed, according to fire media.
Huerta was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:21 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 100 block of 157th Street in Calumet City.
Area South detectives are conducting a death investigation.