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Ala. worker loses hand in industrial accident

A tourniquet was applied and the worker was flown to the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital


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By Howard Koplowitz

DECATUR, Ala. — A 38-year-old woman lost her hand in an industrial accident Friday in north Alabama, officials said.

Decatur Fire Department personnel responded to Wolverine Industries at 2100 Market St. around 2:32 p.m. Friday, when they found the woman with a hand amputation, Lt. Brandon Sivley told WAAY.

The woman, an employee at the aluminum extrusion plant, was sitting in a chair when EMS gave her a tourniquet and medicine to stabilize her, Sivley told the outlet.

The employee was airlifted to UAB Hospital.

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