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Woman loses limb in conveyor at Gillsville egg farm

Authorities believe a woman will lose much of her leg after an incident Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Country Charm Eggs in Gillsville.

Banks County Fire and EMS found a “female patient entrapped in a conveyor system with lower limb amputation” after responding to the Cargill Drive business around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The woman was extricated and taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Fire Chief Steve Nichols said the conveyor severed the limb at the ankle.

“It stripped everything below the knee. I would imagine she will lose everything just from below the knee down,” Nichols said.

Nichols did not have information on the woman other than a suspected age in the 40s.

No other injuries were reported, and the case is still under investigation.

“We will follow up on it to see what else comes out of it,” Nichols said.

The Times left a message seeking comment from the owners of Country Charm Eggs.

A representative from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed the agency is investigating the incident, but the person did not release any further information.

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