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Salmon Arm student suffers serious hand injury in shop class accident

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June 15, 2016 - 1:00 PM

SALMON ARM - A teen girl from Salmon Arm Secondary is in Kelowna hospital with serious injuries after an incident in shop class yesterday.

The Grade 9 student, who is from Salmon Arm, was airlifted to Kelowna with a serious hand injury after an accident in her high school shop class yesterday afternoon, June 14, School District 83 spokesperson Alice Hucul says.

Hucul says she believes the injury happened on a stationary piece of equipment, like a lathe or drill press, but could not say how serious the injury is, other than to say it is not life threatening. 

The multi-shop classroom at the Jackson Campus is closed today and an investigation will follow to determine exactly what happened.

Hucul says it has been years since an accident of this type has occurred in one of the district’s schools.

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