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Man involved in industrial plant incident out of ICU

Posted: 5:33 PM, Apr 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-23 10:01:04-04

Sheriff Leroy Moody says the San Patricio County Sheriff’s Department responded to an emergency call at the Voestalpine plant Sunday evening.

The call was for a man who fell into a conveyor belt around 6:00 pm.  When they arrived, deputies said alarms inside the plant were going off.

Investigators found the victim, identified as Elias Hernandez, was not responsive and added there was blood at the scene.

Portland EMS crews transported him to Christus Spohn Hospital where he was placed in the intensive care unit.

Doctors have said his condition improved and he was transferred to a regular patient room and is listed in fair and stable condition.