Free furnace for man who lost arm in boiler accident

Associated Press
Wednesday 16 June 2010 12:31 BST

An energy company has donated a new furnace to a man who cut off most of his left arm after it got stuck in his home's boiler.

Reginald Duby, a manager at Automatic TLC Energy, says workers installed the furnace on Monday at Jonathan Metz's home in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Metz was working on his boiler on June 6 when his arm got stuck. He was rescued three days later when worried co-workers went to his home and called police.

Metz used his own tools to cut off most of his arm when he smelled his flesh beginning to rot. Paramedics completed the amputation. Doctors plan to replace the arm with a prosthetic.

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