Man amputates arm

Published 12:13 pm Friday, December 7, 2018

PRESS RELEASE — On Friday, 12/07/2018 at 10:00 a.m. the Pinehurst Police Department received a 9-1-1 call in reference to an industrial accident at a machine shop located at 1940 Strickland Drive in Pinehurst.  Pinehurst Police Department, Pinehurst Fire and Rescue and Acadian Ambulance Service responded to the incident.  Once on scene it was discovered that a 55 year-old white male had his arm amputated while servicing a piece of industrial equipment.  The victim was transported by Acadian Air Med to Herman Hospital-Houston where his condition is unknown.  OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified and an investigation into the incident is in progress.