Two workers remain hospitalized as investigation into accident begins _lowres


Two men injured Monday night in an industrial accident in Empire remained in a New Orleans hospital Tuesday while officials tried to determine what caused their legs to get stuck in a machine on which they were working.

Manuel Hernandez, 28, of Harvey, and Raymond Carrasgquillo, 30, of Terrytown, remained in the intensive care unit at Interim LSU Hospital but were in stable condition, said Cmdr. Eric Becnel, a Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Hernandez suffered injuries to his right leg, while Carrasgquillo had injuries to both legs. All of the injuries were severe, Becnel said.

The men both work for Daybrook Fisheries.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified of an accident at the business in the 100 block of Daybrook Lane about 6 p.m. Monday.

Deputies and medical first responders found Hernandez and Carrasgquillo stuck inside a fish counter and sorter on which they were performing maintenance work, Becnel said.

Both men eventually were freed and rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Daybrook Fisheries is investigating the incident, Becnel said.