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Worker pulped by giant mixing machine

An Austrian worker was ripped apart shortly before Christmas after he fell into a giant mixing machine during cleaning work.

The giant mixing machine was used to mash up tons of material at a time in order to make fireproof bricks. The 46-year-old worker had reportedly switched off the device before climbing into clean it but for some reason it had started up.

As a result his body was torn apart and mashed into an unrecognisable pulp, according to police who are investigating the accident together with health and safety experts.

The accident left fellow workers at Trieben in Liezen  in shock and they are being given counselling before police can question them more to try and work out what went wrong.

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