Surgeons reattach Oregon mill worker's arm

Surgeons reattach Oregon mill worker's arm

Surgeons reattach Oregon mill worker's arm

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by Associated Press

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Posted on October 25, 2012 at 2:47 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Surgeons have reattached the arm of a mill worker who lost it while cutting lumber at a Philomath plant.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports the early outlook for recovery is favorable. It said 40-year-old Jesus "Jessie" Cardonda Gonzalez was listed in good condition Wednesday at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

Gonzalez and his right arm, severed above the elbow, were flown to the hospital after the accident Monday. He had been using a saw at the Mary's River Lumber Co. plant.

The company president, Brad Kirkbride, said Gonzalez is showing "a little movement in his index finger."

The company shut down the fence plant. State officials inspected it Tuesday but said details won't be released until their investigation is complete.

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