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Three people, including 6 year old, injured in machine accidents Saturday in Anne Arundel County

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 10:56:11-04

MILLERSVILLE, Md. — Three people, including a 6 year old, needed fire personnel to extricate them from being trapped by machines Saturday in Anne Arundel County.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to a report of an injured child in the 2300 block of Brandermill Boulevard in Gambrills at about 5:41 p.m. Witnesses said a 6-year-old boy had his leg stuck in the power activated rear seat of a minivan. Using hydraulic spreaders, firefighters were able to release the boy’s leg from the seat. The boy was taken to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center with injuries thought to be serious.

About 40 minutes prior, firefighters responded to the Bagels’n Grinds store in the 7700 block of Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover, where a 21-year-old man had his hand caught in a machine. Firefighters found the man with his hand caught in a “conveyor style bagel former as he was trying to clear dough that was obstructing the machinery,” firefighters said. They were able to remove his hand in about 20 minutes. The man was taken to Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

The series of run-ins with machinery started at about 10:56 a.m., when firefighters were called to the 1500 block of Governors Bridge Road in Davidsonville. There, a 45-year-old man was trapped under a zero-turn-radius mower.

The man had been using the mower when he lost control of it near a retaining wall, causing the mower to flip, and pinning the man underneath, the fired department said. Using airbags, firefighters freed the man in about 20 minutes. A Maryland State Police medevac helicopter took the man to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where his injuries were considered serious but not life-threatening.