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Man's arm mangled in conveyor belt accident

May 22, 2013|By Joe Piasecki

Pasadena firefighters rescued a man whose arm became stuck in a conveyor belt Wednesday morning at the Salvation Army warehouse on Waverly Drive.

The worker, identified only as a man in his 30s, suffered major trauma to his arm and was taken to a local hospital, Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.

“His arm was black and blue, and he was in extreme pain,” Derderian said. “We’re hoping [doctors] will be able to save the arm.”

A group of 11 firefighters arrived at the warehouse at 11:45 a.m. and used rescue equipment to free the man’s arm after nearly 30 minutes.

Derderian said it is not clear how the worker’s arm became stuck.

Workplace health and safety officials were investigating the incident, she said.


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