The Messer Construction crane worker hurt on the job April 5 at a new Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center building is recovering with his arm intact, company officials said.

Fire department officials initially reported the injury as a partial arm amputation the day of the rescue. The injury was less severe than it appeared to first responders.

“I can confirm his arm wasn’t amputated,” said Messer spokeswoman Jessie Folmar. “It was a laceration.”

The worker underwent surgery on April 5 and saw a specialist April 8, Folmar said.

“He’s in no pain and good spirits,” she said.

Messer is awaiting the man’s consent before sharing any more information.

Earlier: Crane operator rescued after suffering partial arm amputation

Firefighters had to lower the worker using a basket from a crane 300 feet above Messer’s construction site for a new hospital critical care complex.

Images from the construction rescue near Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Friday.

Images from the construction rescue near Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Friday. (Photo: Fox 19)

A 911 call for help was made at 12:27 p.m.

“He called it in himself, he called 911 himself,” said District 1 Fire Chief Lou Arnold of the hurt worker.

A cable sliced the man underneath his arm, Arnold said.