Tonight at 11: Man is dragged into wood-working machine

A man is in critical condition after being pulled into a machine at a hardwood and plywood manufacturing plant.

The incident occurred at West Point Veneer next to the paper mill.

A man got hung up in a planer — a machine that shaves lumber to create flat surfaces.

West Point Volunteer Fire Dept Rescue Squad and West Point Police responded to the scene. It took approximately two hours to get him out of the machine.

The man was driven to MCV because weather prevented an air rescue crew from entering the area.

We have a crew at the scene and will provide an update in our newscast tonight at 11 and online at