Man has fingers removed after concrete grinder accident

JARRETTSVILLE, Md. (WMAR) - A 26-year-old man was rushed to a medical center Saturday morning after a traumatic accident with a concrete grinder.

Harford County Fire and Emergency officials say that the accident involved a man who's hand became trapped in a concrete grinder in Jarrettsville.

Rich Gardner, spokesperson for the Harford County Fire Department, reported that the man was transported to a regional specialty center by ambulance for "amputation of three fingers."

The incident took place in the 1300 Block of Cooptown Road in Jarrettsville.

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