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Worker loses arm in River North construction accident

A 34-year-old construction worker’s left arm was amputated near his shoulder after an accident inside an elevator shaft Saturday on the Near North Side.

It happened around 4:20 p.m. at a building under construction in the 700 block of North Hudson Avenue in River North, according to police and fire officials, who said the man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition and undergoing surgery Saturday night.