NY teen’s arm severed in NY eatery pasta machine


MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager whose arm was severed in a northern New York restaurant kitchen’s pasta machine is hospitalized in Boston.

The Watertown Daily Times reported Sunday that 17-year-old Brett Bouchard was in critical condition as of Saturday at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

He was flown there after the accident Thursday night at Violi’s Restaurant in Massena. It’s on the Canadian border about 90 miles northeast of Watertown.

Restaurant manager Mia Violi tells the newspaper that Bouchard was cleaning the pasta machine when his right arm got caught and severed at the elbow. She says employees are trying to figure out how the machine got activated while he was cleaning it.

It’s not yet clear whether the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will inspect the eatery because of the accident.

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