Man Injured in Potato Conveyor Accident in Mapleton

Updated 2 years ago

Maine State Police say a 22-year-old Mars Hill man is in the hospital with injuries from an accident involving a machine that moves potatoes into storage bins. Police say Gregory Cousins was working at County Farms LLC potato house in Mapleton Wednesday morning when his clothing became caught in a bin piler, a machine that moves potatoes from a truck to storage bins. The accident caused asphyxiation around Cousins’ neck. Cousins was taken to Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle, where he remained Wednesday evening. Police credit quick actions of Cousins’ co-workers for getting him cut loose from the machine.


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