June 10, 1995 in Nation/World

Hand Jerked Off In Tug-Of-War

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A man’s hand was ripped off at the wrist Friday during a game of tug-ofwar at a company picnic.

Stanley Harris, 21, had rope wrapped around his wrist during the tug-of-war between teams of 25 adults each.

A hard tug by the other team severed his hand. Harris was his team’s anchor, last in the line.

Paramedics stopped the bleeding and he was rushed to Erlanger Medical Center, where doctors were attempting to reattach the hand Friday night. Hospital spokeswoman Deborah Goad said Harris was in fair condition.


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