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Posted: May 28, 2014 5:47 p.m.

CSX employee injured in Social Circle

Darrell Everidge/ The Covington News/

A CSX railroad employee was significantly injured at General Mills' distribution center in Social Circle around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The worker, who has not yet been identified, was spotting a train as it backed up and got tangled or caught between or under the cars, according to Social Circle Fire Chief Ken Zaydel, who said the man was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hosptial in Atlanta.

"CSX is conducting an investigation into the accident and cooperating fully with local law enforcement," said spokeswoman Kristin Seay.

She said Wednesday that the employee was being treated for injuries, but when asked for updates, Seay said Thursday that CSX does "not provide personal or injury-related information about our employees out of respect for their privacy."

The accident blocked East Hightower Trail Wednesday around the center, according to a News photographer on the scene.

Reporter Gabriel Khouli contributed to this story.

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