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Crews called for industrial accident at Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites in Perry Township

Published On: Feb 25 2013 11:42:40 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 26 2013 03:16:20 PM EST

One flown to hospital after industrial accident


A worker was seriously injured on the job in Berks County late Monday night, officials said.

Emergency crews were called around 11:30 p.m. to Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites on Shoemakersville Road in Perry Township for reports of a man trapped following an industrial accident.

The victim, a man in his late 50s, got his arm stuck up to his shoulder in a roller machine that forms copper, officials said. The worker was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown.


Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites, according to its website, "supplies highly engineered advanced enabling materials to leading and dynamic technology companies across the globe. Our product offerings include precious and non-precious specialty metals, precision optical filters, inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty coatings and engineered clad and plated metal systems."

Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites was formerly known as Brush Wellman.