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Teen flown to Boston hospital after severing arm in pasta machine

A teenager severed his arm while cleaning a pasta-making machine in upstate New York and was flown to a Boston hospital.

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A teenager from upstate New York is recovering in a Boston hospital after severing his arm while cleaning out a pasta-making machine at an Italian restaurant.

Brett Bouchard, 17, was listed in serious condition Sunday morning after he severed his right arm at the elbow Thursday night, according to the Watertown Daily Times.

Bouchard was taken to a local hospital that eventually made the decision to fly him to Massachusetts General Hospital. The restaurant's co-owner told the Watertown Daily Times that blood was flowing to Bouchard's hand after one of the first surgeries to reattach his arm.


Bouchard was cleaning a large pasta-making machine at Violi's Restaurant in Massena, New York when the accident occurred. It was not immediately clear if the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration would start an investigation.

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