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Worker's leg nearly cut off in accident

Thursday - 8/22/2013, 6:58pm  ET

ODENTON, Md. (AP) -- The Anne Arundel County Fire Department says a construction worker's leg was nearly cut off in an accident in Odenton.

It happened about 8:15 a.m. at a construction site on Conway Road. Fire officials say the worker was struck by a piece of heavy equipment, nearly severing his right leg. He was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

Officials say a firefighter suffered a minor injury.

The accident is being investigated by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health and county police.

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