Authorities say a man working at a suburban Chicago business was injured after more than two tons of sheet metal fell on his leg.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the man was hurt Monday afternoon at a manufacturing company in Libertyville.

Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free the man, who was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center with a severely injured leg.

The incident involved as much as 4,600 pounds of metal and is being investigated.