Amputation required after man's arm caught in conveyor system

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on January 27, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 29 at 11:08 AM

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PHOENIX -- A man's arm had to be amputated after an accident at a sand, rock and gravel business in Phoenix Monday morning.

Capt. Jonathan Jacobs with the Phoenix Fire Department said the man's arm became caught in a conveyor system at the business near Southern and 69th avenues.

Paramedics were able to stabilize the man. Two extrication units were called to the scene to remove large pieces of equipment that the man was entangled in, according to Jacobs.

The medical director from the Phoenix Fire Department was also on the scene. It was determined that a field amputation of the man's arm was necessary.

Following the amputation, the man was transported to a local trauma center in critical condition.

His name has not been released.
 

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