A man was airlifted to Charleston after having both hands crushed in a machine at International Paper Co on Monday morning, officials said.
Georgetown County Fire Chief Mack Reed said the victim was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina.
The man is an employee, said Josh Fleming with International Paper.
International Paper released a statement Monday evening, calling the situation a "safety incident."
"Our thoughts are with our team member, along with family and friends, during this difficult time," the statement said. "The safety of our team is International Paper's most important value, and we are focused on looking out for each other and working to prevent incidents from taking place."
The mill made headlines in March after about $50,000 worth of wire spindles were stolen from the mill, South Strand News reported.
A conveyor belt that moved wood chips caught fire in 2014, but no injuries were reported and no one had to be evacuated.
International Paper, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, has nearly 56,000 employees across more than 20 countries.
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