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.