Man Cuts Off Own Arm After Being Trapped for Three Days
HARTFORD, Conn. - The mother of a man who cut off most of his arm after it was caught in a furnace for three days says he is out of intensive care. Jonathan Metz underwent surgery at St. Francis Hospital to close a wound where he tried to cut off his arm after getting caught in the furnace. He succeeded in cutting off most of his arm, and paramedics completed the amputation.
He is expected to be fitted for a prosthetic arm. Thirty-one-year-old Metz was trying to repair his basement furnace last week when his left arm became wedged in the furnace's vertical slots. A local company is donating a new furnace that will be installed at Metz's house Monday.
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