Man's arm crushed in construction accident

Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2001

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A construction worker at Chena Hot Springs Resort suffered a crushed arm Thursday when a gravel truck bed fell on it at the resort.

Army Capt. Spencer Hasch, Fort Wainwright military assistance safety and traffic executive officer, said the 40-year-old construction worker's left arm was completely crushed from the elbow down. The fort's emergency helicopter ferried the man to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon.

Resort manager David Dominiguez wouldn't identify the worker, but verified that the man was an employee.

Hasch said the man was calm about the ordeal.

''He was a real tough guy,'' he said.

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