Cincinnati firefighters rescue crane operator after arm severed

Ohio
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This Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, photo shows the Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in Cincinnati. The Medical center says it can’t accept federal money to help sign people up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law because of new state restrictions. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

CINCINNATI (AP) – Firefighters in Cincinnati rescued a crane operator after his arm was partially severed in an accident nearly 300 feet up in the air.

A fire official says the crane operator called 911 after a cable sliced underneath his arm Friday, causing the partial amputation.

Rescue crews used a basket to lower the worker.

Authorities say the man lost a large amount of blood, but he was conscious and alert when he was brought down.

The accident happened at a construction site at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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