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Forum News Service, Published December 04 2013

Grand Forks woman injured in snowblower accident

GRAND FORKS - A Grand Forks woman suffered severe injuries after her leg was caught in a snowblower Wednesday morning.

At about 10 a.m., Grand Forks Police Department and other emergency personnel responded to the 54-year-old woman’s address, where her pant leg had been caught in the snowblower’s blades while her husband was snowblowing.

The Grand Forks Fire Department and Altru paramedics were able to extract the woman’s leg by cutting some of the snowblower’s metal blades, according to a Grand Forks Police Department news release.

The woman was transported to Altru Hospital.