Cultivator accident claims life of elderly Chatan man

An elderly Chatan Town resident has bled to death after getting his hand caught in a small cultivator in a Kitamae district farm.

The 85-year-old Morimasa Inamine was working with a friend in the field when his right arm to face became entangled in the piece of farm machinery about 11:30 a.m. last Saturday. Inamine’s friend called 119, and Inamine was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance, but he was already in cardiopulmonary arrest. He was pronounced dead at 12:57 p.m. due to heavy bleeding.