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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:55 pm

MANATEE CO- A woman is in critical condition after a workplace accident.  It happened around 6:00 Tuesday evening at Eaton Corporation on Whitfield Avenue in Manatee County.

The Sheriff's Office says while employees were moving a 2,000 pound machine, the victim, 63 year old Auy Hong Lam, got stuck between the machine and a desk.  One of the four jacks carrying the machine gave way, causing another to give as well.

The machine fell over onto Lam, and pinned her.

Rescue crews arrived to pull her from the machine.  She was airlifted to Blake Medical Center.

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