Bartow County officials were dispatched to Toyo Tire on Hwy 411 Thursday in response to a industrial accident.  Reports said that when they arrived they found a male patient with numerous trauma injuries after he was struck by a piece of equipment.

According to sources, the victim was working on a conveyor next to an elevator.  In the process of troubleshooting an issue, a tire was pushed in front of the photoeye, which activated the elevator and it came down and trapped his shoulder.

He was immediately flown to Grady hospital for treatment.