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Nebraska farmer caught in grain auger uses pocket knife to sever what's left of his leg
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A man who farms near Pender, Nebraska, went to extraordinary lengths to save his life after his left leg became trapped in a machine on his farm.

In the early afternoon of April 19, Kurt Kaser, a lifelong corn, soybean and hog farmer, was transferring grain from one bin to another when he stepped into a grain auger. The machine ate away at his left leg and sucked the 63-year-old toward the machine.

“I didn’t know what to do,” he said Tuesday. “I was afraid it was going to suck me in more. I about gave up and let it do what it was going to do.”

Kaser was alone on the farm that day. His cellphone either fell into the machine or fell out someplace else. On the 1,500-acre farm, yelling would do no good.

So he pulled out his 3-inch pocket knife and hacked away at his leg.

“I have had other incidences. I try to hold my cool or figure out how to make the situation better at the time,” he said. “It’s hard to describe. You want to survive and you do what you need to do to survive, I guess.”

Kaser saw the machine remove his foot from his body and continue to tear away at his flesh. About 8 inches below his knee, he found the smallest connection of tissue and determined that it was his best chance to free himself.

He sawed away at muscles and nerves, cutting through a half-inch to an inch before he came free.

“The bone stuck out down to my ankle,” he said. “That’s what I was hanging onto as I was trying to get myself out.”

https://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/nebr...807d4.html
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My roommate in college lost his father that way.
Some come to laugh their past away
Some come to make it just one more day
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Farming is dangerous. Especially during the Spring and Fall. There have been people in the county I live in killed this way and other more gruesome fashions.
"One shitty decision away from disaster"
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Now that is brave poor guy...
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always carry a knife...
"Here they defended themselves to the last, those who still had swords using them, and the others resisting with their hands and teeth."Herodotus VII, 225
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(05-15-2019, 01:07 PM)atabrigade Wrote: always carry a knife...

When I was a kid, I worked for a farmer after school. One day, he got trapped inside a grain bin when the material above caved in and basically sealed him inside. He was able to get his pocket knife out and stab a hole through the side of the bin so he could breathe until help arrived. He was also in his 60's.

Those guys are a tough breed.
If you have to fight, fight like the third monkey on the ramp to Noah's Ark. And brother, it's starting to rain...

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Amazing! He Will Survive!

I Swear, such true grit will keep a person alive. Proud of my sod-busting heritage and always dream about the farm. It is dangerous, sure, it is, if the machinery doesn't get ya, the pesticides or an animal will... Or old age...

Miss the chores to this day...

God Bless The Farm! And All Who Endeavor To Feed The Country!

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*soulful lifestyle*
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Had an Uncle in Illinois killed the same way . Years ago . Getting around on a crutch stick and had been looking for Hands for a year or more , were not to be found .


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(05-15-2019, 02:19 PM)Heir Wrote: Had an Uncle in Illinois killed the same way . Years ago . Getting around on a crutch stick and had been looking for Hands for a year or more , were not to be found .


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Shoot! Awwww Shoot!

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(05-15-2019, 01:11 PM)Catch Wrote:
(05-15-2019, 01:07 PM)atabrigade Wrote: always carry a knife...

When I was a kid, I worked for a farmer after school. One day, he got trapped inside a grain bin when the material above caved in and basically sealed him inside. He was able to get his pocket knife out and stab a hole through the side of the bin so he could breathe until help arrived. He was also in his 60's.

Those guys are a tough breed.

@Catch Was that the fellow you told us about once that made you guys stop and listen to a certain song every time it was played?
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