LYNDEN - A construction worker's arm was possibly severed Friday afternoon, Jan. 25, when his limb got pinned beneath the bed of a dump truck near Lynden.
The man, in his late 20s, was doing dirt work at a construction site off of Double Ditch Road at about noon when his arm was crushed between the body and the bed of the truck, said Lynden Assistant Fire Chief Robert Spinner.
Coworkers with the local construction company rushed him in a pickup to the Lynden fire station at 215 Fourth St. He was loaded into an ambulance and taken to St. Joseph hospital.
Spinner wouldn't speculate about whether the man's life was in danger, but he said the injuries were "traumatic." Citing health privacy laws, he declined to release the name of the man and the severity of his injuries. He also wouldn't name the company.
Serious workplace accidents are investigated by the state Department of Labor & Industries.