Police have released the name of a New York man who was seriously injured when both arms and a leg were caught in a tree stump grinder last week.
Hector Guerra, 28, of Port Chester, New York was removing tree stumps from 537 North St. in Greenwich when something went wrong around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, police said.
He was working for Shady Tree Inc., based in Greenwich, when three of his limbs became lodged in the grinding wheel, Greenwich Time reports.
A coworker turned off the stump grinder and freed Guerra, the Time reports.
The Time reports that the man’s injuries are potentially life threatening.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.
Published at 11:22 AM EDT on Mar 21, 2011 | Updated at 11:30 AM EDT on Mar 21, 2011