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Wed May 15, 2019, 04:10 PM

Trapped Nebraska farmer amputates leg with a pocket knife

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Source: The Age

Omaha, Nebraska: A north-eastern Nebraska farmer is recovering after cutting off his own leg with a pocket knife to save himself from a piece of farm equipment he had become caught in.

Omaha television station KETV reported that 63-year-old Kurt Kaser, of Pender, was unloading corn last month when he got out of his truck and accidentally stepped on the grain hopper opening.

An auger in the hopper caught Kaser's leg, pulling it in and mangling it. An auger is a tube that uses a rotating shaft to suck the grain and push it through the tube to deposit in a bin.

Kaser said he didn't have a phone on him and there was no one around to help. He watched as the machine tore his foot off and mangled his lower leg as it pulled him further inside.

The farmer then took out his pen knife and cut off what remained of his leg below the knee.

Read more: https://www.theage.com.au/world/north-america/trapped-nebraska-farmer-amputates-leg-with-a-pocket-knife-20190516-p51ntr.html

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Response to canetoad (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:27 PM

1. Ugh

Quick thinking though.

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Response to canetoad (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:34 PM

2. Thank you

Iíve been searching desperately day and night to find the perfect metaphor that describes my experience of living in tRumpís America. I think I found it in the title of your post.

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Response to canetoad (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:44 PM

3. Wonder if he could have used the pocket knife to destroy the machinery instead

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Response to agalisgv (Reply #3)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:46 PM

4. Right down at the end of the article

He says he removed a safety guard, so he's pretty philosophical about it.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:48 PM

5. Thanks

He does seem to be coping.

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Response to canetoad (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:55 PM

6. After a review by forum hosts...locking.

Not important news of national interest.

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