P.E.I. farmer injured in workplace accident taken to Halifax for treatment

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EMERALD, P.E.I A farmer man was rushed to hospital in Prince Edward Island early Wednesday with serious injuries to an arm after his clothes became entangled in a piece of equipment.

George Stewart, director of the occupational health and safety division of the Workers Compensation Board, said the man had a problem with his sprayer and got out of the tractor to try and fix it.

He was inspecting the sprayer when his clothes got caught.

The injured man managed to get free and was able to dial 911 on his cellphone.

Passersby saw him in the field and, realizing something was wrong, came to his assistance.

Stewart said one of the four people who came to his aid had emergency responder training.

The injured man was taken to Prince County Hospital and then transferred to Halifax.

Organizations: Workers Compensation Board, Prince County Hospital

Geographic location: Halifax, Prince Edward Island

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