Brett Bouchard, a teenager whose arm was severed from the elbow down while cleaning a pasta machine at a restaurant in Massena, N.Y. last month, has had his arm successfully reattached.

The 17-year-old's recovery was due in part to his quick decision to apply a tourniquet and recover the lost limb, the AP reports. Bouchard's family has opened a YouCaring fund to aid in paying for the teenager's medical bills. He is in recovery at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital, where he has undergone four surgeries and can move his arm again after only three weeks since the accident.

Still: may we never clean a pasta-making machine again.

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