Person Trapped in a Machine or Product at Steel Company on Mitchell Blvd, Schaumburg


Police and firefighter/paramedics from Schaumburg responded about 10:09 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019 to a report of a person trapped in a machine at Jorgensen Steel, also known EMJ Metals or Earle M. Jorgensen Company.

Firefighter/paramedics on scene confirmed a person was trapped, reported they were working on extrication, and reported they were getting the power turned off at the machine in the steel factory.

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Firefighter/paramedics worked at the scene for almost two hours with Schaumburg Fire Department’s large special rescue Squad 55A parked inside the factory.

The Schaumburg Police Department forensics van was on the scene, and firefighter/paramedics left the scene just after about 12:05 p.m. Police left the scene, and a van from a funeral home left the scene about 1:27 p.m.

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.


According to Jorgensen Steel, EMJ is a leading supplier of Steel and Aluminum Bar, and Tubing. The company also supplies Plate to manufacturing companies in North America and around the world.

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