BONSALL (CNS) - A worker lost an arm Thursday in an accident at a brush-clearing job site near San Luis Rey River, authorities reported.
The man, an employee of a subcontractor hired by Caltrans to restore native habitat alongside State Route 76 in Bonsall, was standing next to vegetation-clearing equipment about 1:45 p.m. when a loose cable got caught in the machinery, according to a sheriff's department statement.
As the cord whipped past the victim, it severed one of his arms and hurled it in an unknown direction.
Medics took the victim to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, where a nurse suggested calling sheriff's search-and-rescue to look for the missing limb.
Searchers combed the area and found the amputated arm about 3 p.m., lying roughly 50 yards from the site of the accident, officials said. They put the body part in an ice-and-saline solution, and a sheriff's helicopter crew flew it to the hospital.
It was not immediately clear if doctors would be able to reattach the man's arm.
Cal-OSHA was called in to investigate the accident.
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neighborhood of San Diego.
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