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Man suffers third-degree burns after falling into molten metal

by: Dayton Daily News Updated:

A man is recovering after his foot was severely burned in a vat of molten metal at Honda Transmissions Manufacturing in Logan County Friday night, Indian Lake Emergency Medical Services dispatchers said.

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Dispatchers said the man was attempting to change a filter in a machine around 8:10 p.m. when his foot slipped and landed in the molten metal. 

The man was flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital with third-degree burns to his foot and part of his leg. 

Police were not sent to the scene, according to dispatchers said, and the man's identity and age remain unknown at this time.