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Elevator Accident Nearly Severs Man’s Hand

by Katie Pyzyk — November 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm 2,451 0

Arlington County ambulance (file photo)Medics rushed an elevator repair worker to the hospital this morning when an accident partially amputated his hand.

Around 9:45 a.m., an emergency call came in for an elevator worker who somehow got caught in an elevator pulley system at 1300 17th Street N. in Rosslyn. By the time emergency workers arrived at the scene, the man’s co-workers had already untangled him from the cables and pulley.

Emergency workers reported the worker’s hand was partially severed at the palm. The man, who is in his 60s, was transported to the trauma center at George Washington University hospital.

No additional information is available regarding his condition.

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