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Sonoco employee injured on the job

Published: 10:27 AM, 02/16/2012 Last updated: 10:30 AM, 02/16/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-An employee with Sonoco was seriously injured on the job this morning (Thursday, Feb. 16) just after 3 a.m., the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported.

Deputy Sheriff Michael Whitmer of the sheriff's department responded to a call at the plant of an employee whose hand apparently got caught in a roller.

Whitmer said part of the unnamed employee's arm was injured, but few other details were available.

The deputy sheriff said the employee was taken by Allied ambulance directly to the helipad at Newport Medical Center, where he was flown by helicopter to either the Johnson City Medical Center or the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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