Odenton construction worker suffers 'incomplete amputation' of leg

Man taken to Shock Trauma; injury serious but non-life-threatening

By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

10:16 AM EDT, August 22, 2013


A 40-year-old construction worker had his right leg partially severed from his body after being struck by a piece of heavy machinery at a construction site in Odenton on Thursday morning, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Emergency personnel responded to the site in the 2600 block of Conway Road about 8:15 a.m. for a report of a man seriously injured and found the injured worker suffering from an "incomplete amputation" of his leg, the department said.

The man was transported by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the department said. His injury was serious, but considered non-life-threatening.

A firefighter who responded to the scene also suffered a minor injury and was transported to a local hospital. No one else was injured.

The accident is now being investigated by the Anne Arundel County Police and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health.