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Midland Man Awarded $6 Million After Losing His Arm in Paper Baler Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland man is now a millionaire after a jury awarded him $6 million dollars.

That's after 50-year-old Michael Hartlove lost his arm in a paper baler accident.

The MHMR client was loading scrap paper into the bale when the machine turned on and took his arm.

The problem is the baler shouldn't have functioned with the loading gate opened but the safety sensor had been bypassed.

The MHMR program was being run with Butts Recycling and both companies were found responsible for the accident.

Worker's comp will take care of MHMR's portion.

Butts Recycling will cover the other $3 million.

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