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Man's arm amputated after accident at Phoenix business

Posted at 2:29 PM, Jan 27, 2014
and last updated 2016-05-03 18:17:33-04

Authorities say a man is hospitalized after his arm had to be amputated following an accident at a Phoenix sand, rock and gravel business.

Phoenix Fire Department officials say the man's arm became caught in a conveyor system about 9:30 a.m. Monday at Sun Land Materials LLC near Southern and 69th avenues.

Officials say the man is a construction worker at business. His name hasn't been released yet.

Paramedics were able to stabilize the man and two extrication units were called to the scene to remove large piece of equipment that the man was entangled in.

Authorities say it was determined that a field amputation of the man's arm was necessary. Fire officials say he was conscious for the whole procedure.

Following the amputation, the man was transported to Phoenix Good Samaritan Hospital in stable condition.

The owners of Sun Land Materials are not commenting at this time. Fire officials say this investigation will likely be passed on to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).