Journalist loses arm after work injury causes compartment syndrome.

Posted on Feb 27, 2014

Well known journalist with CNN, PBS and other news organizations, Miles O'Brien needed to have his left arm amputated after developing compartment syndrome - a serious and life threatening condition caused by excessive pressure that prevents blood flow from reaching muscles, nerves and potentially organs.

It happened after a crate of camera equipment fell on the arm when he was moving it.

It's a horrific reminder and lesson to all workers injured on the job - get yourself checked out by a real doctor after a work injury (not some clinic your employer sends you to).  If Mr. O'Brien had waited or delayed getting medical treatment, chances are he would have died.

We wish him a speedy recovery.  For more on this story, click here.