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Man dies after getting stuck in machine at recycling facility

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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died after getting stuck in a machine at a recycling facility in Florence County Tuesday morning.

The victim was identified as 51-year-old Glen Lide, of Florence, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken. The incident occurred at about 10 a.m., and is under investigation by the Florence County Coroner's Office in conjunction with Johnson Controls and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

The accident occurred at a Johnson Controls automotive battery recycling facility in Florence, according to the company. 

Below is a statement from Johnson Controls:

We are deeply saddened to report that a fatality occurred today at our Johnson Controls recycling facility in Florence, South Carolina. This was an isolated event and there were no other injuries. Johnson Controls is deeply affected and our sympathies and prayers are with the family.

We have initiated an investigation to understand the course of events. We are fully cooperating with the local authorities on an investigation to understand the course of events that occurred. We have reached out to the family and to protect their privacy, we are not releasing additional information.

An autopsy was performed on Tuesday and revealed Lide died as a result of chest trauma due to mechanical compression, according to von Lutken.

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