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Few limitations for New Iberia worker who lost arm

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Brian Hayes of New Iberia says he's always preferred hands-on jobs. So what if he has only one hand?

He tells the Daily Iberian that he's worked at welding, laying asphalt, landscaping and operating heavy construction equipment.

Still, the 26-year-old says every job is a challenge. He says he always has to figure out how to do things.

Landry lost his left forearm when he was 4 years old.

He's currently working at Pelican Aviation at Acadiana Regional Airport.

Flight line and fuel manager Al Landry says that when Hayes applied about three months ago, he was skeptical but decided to give him a chance. Landry said Hayes obviously has to work harder than the average person, but has done every job he was asked.

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