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Spring Lake Park, MN (KROC AM News) - A member of the Minnesota legislature is recovering after an accident involving a power saw.

According to information on a GoFundMe site, State Representative Erin Koegel lost control of the power saw she was using and cut off three fingers.

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Fortunately, her brother's girlfriend was there. She is a trained EMT and “immediately helped get Erin stable and stop the bleeding.” Koegel was airlifted to a hospital where a doctor was able to re-attach one of the fingers.

MN State Representative Erin Koegel in hospital/GoFundMe

Koegel is in her 3rd term representing House District 37A and lives with her husband and 2-year-old daughter in Spring Lake Park. The accident happened on Aug 22nd.

The GoFundMe site has a goal of $5,000.

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