Madawaska, ME – Don Deschaine was injured in a logging accident that resulted in an amputation.
According to a report, emergency personnel responded to a logging plant in St. David to an accident involving a wood splitter that resulted in a hand amputation. Madawaska Ambulance personnel rushed Deschaine to Northern Maine Medical Center.
Around 11:40 AM, a second ambulance and fire emergency response were called to the scene to retrieve the severed hand.
Deschaine’s mother, Linda, reported on July 3 that the surgery was a success and the doctors were able to reattach the hand despite an additional surgery to restore circulation to one of the digits.