HUSTONVILLE - A quick move Friday by two men may have saved the life of a Hustonville teen-ager who cut an artery in his left arm while moving a glasstop table at his home near S&P Auto Truck and Tire Service on Ky. 78.
Zach Harmon, 17, reportedly was carrying a glasstop table when he tripped and fell at his home after 4 p.m., said Scott Coffman, a mechanic at the truck and tire business. Harmon was home by himself at the time of the accident. "I was in the garage when I saw him walk over here," said Coffman. "Then I saw his arm and threw Jamie Pemberton (customer) some rags to tie around the arm while I called the rescue squad."
Coffman and Pemberton made a tourniquet for the arm until emergency medical personnel arrived.
Coffman said the cut was on Harmon's left arm between the elbow and shoulder. "The muscle was cut all the way to the bone. He was in bad shape because he had lost a lot of blood in the house before he came over here. If we hadn't tied his arm up, he might have died," Coffman said.