Injuries in Carey industrial accident considered non-life-threatening

CAREY – Injuries sustained by two employees of The Andersons in an industrial accident at the company’s mineral processing plant north of Carey Tuesday evening did not appear to be life-threatening, according to Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a report from the sheriff’s office, the office received a 911 call from the mineral processing plant at 7:07 p.m. Tuesday. An auger apparently broke or malfunctioned, and a piece of machinery fell on the two men, according to the sheriff’s office.

Charles R. Heffelfinger Jr. of Upper Sandusky, who sustained a cut to his arm, was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Johnny D. Brewer of Carey, who sustained a cut to his leg and was struck on the head, was taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital.

Carey EMS and fire, Upper Sandusky EMS, Life Flight and the sheriff’s office were sent to the scene.