A worker has been hospitalized after becoming stuck in a mulch grinder in Newtown, Ohio. The employee was working at the Evans Stone Works, when he became entangled in the grinder.

Fellow workers were able to turn the machine off and untangle the man from the machinery. But firefighters still had to be called in to help retrieve the man from the grinder’s hopper. They had to use a basket to bring him up. The Anderson Township fire chief said that they do not know how the man ended up in the grinder.

"It took us approximately 20 minutes to get him out of the machinery itself," said Battalion Chief Fred Buop of the Anderson Township Fire Department. "We called mutual aid with Little Miami Fire District for additional manpower, just to get him out." 

The man’s name has not been released, but reports say he was around forty years old. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, but officials said his injuries were not life-threatening. The incident still remains under investigation.