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Man's leg amputated after winery accident

October 09, 2008|From the Associated Press

SAN MARTIN — A worker in a Santa Clara County winery has lost a leg in a work-related accident.

A county fire official says the 20-year-old man's right leg became caught in a piece of equipment while he worked at ASV Wines in San Martin on Monday night.

A trauma surgeon and an anesthesiologist were flown in by helicopter from a San Jose hospital.

Officials say the doctors amputated the man's leg at mid-thigh at the scene, then helped remove him from the machine.

The unidentified worker was taken to Valley Medical Center in San Jose.

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