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Dallas Media Spotlight Local Crane Operator Returning to Job Thanks to Customized Prosthetic Care


Dallas, Texas – One year after a crane accident led to the in-field amputation of 49-year-old Eddie Garcia’s legs above-the-knee, Garcia walked out of Hanger Clinic in Dallas standing tall on two new prosthetic legs. Thanks to the dedicated care of his local clinical team, including Danica Nordstrom, CPO and Kendra Krupp, Garcia is not only back to fishing with his grandson and working out in the gym, he’s made incredible progress towards his goal to return to his nearly 30-year career as a crane operator.

At a recent prosthetic follow-up appointment at Hanger Clinic, Garcia was joined by a team of supporters, including Nordstrom, Krupp, his TNT Crane & Rigging colleagues, and Dr. Lindsay Davault, the surgeon who saved his life by amputating his legs in an Oklahoma quarry last July, after Garcia had been trapped beneath a crane for nearly four hours.

Dallas media covered the appointment, reporting on how Garcia’s incredible determination and positive attitude have propelled him forward. Watch one of the stories here:

About Hanger Clinic: Hanger Clinic, a subsidiary of Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HNGR), owns and operates approximately 875 patient care clinics nationwide where comprehensive, outcomes-based orthotic and prosthetic care is delivered. Rooted in 160 years of clinical excellence and innovation, the certified clinicians of Hanger Clinic provide compassionate, expert care and customized solutions for all ages, designed to increase the mobility and function of each person we have the honor of serving. For more information on Hanger Clinic, visit


Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc. 

Meghan Williams, Hanger, Inc.

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