Do you remember the first time you watched ‘Saw’? Scared the shit out of me too. Now imagine euchre’in yourself and ending up in a ‘Saw’ type entrapment, to then have to cut your leg off with a pocket knife. I’ll pass, thanks.
Source: Nebraskan man Kurt Kaser, 63, was unloading corn last month when he accidentally stepped on the opening of his grain auger and his leg was sucked inside. He said he had removed part of the safety screen covering the hopper to make it fit under a bin after the ground on his farm had frozen in the winter. “I’m kind of disappointed in myself that I didn’t think of fixing that thing, or whatever. But that’s why they call it accidents I guess,” he told America’s ABC News. On April 26, he was filling that auger with grain, forgetting he had removed the screen.
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“And then when my foot was in there banging around, I was trying to hold my leg, pulling it out, and I said, ‘This is not good.’
“I don’t know if I had [my mobile phone] with me, if it fell in the auger and went in the bin. I don’t know. But nobody has been able to find it.” The auger — which looks like a giant drill bit and ferries grain from the ground to a bin — kept pulling on his leg, tearing away skin, tissue and muscle until he could see bone protruding through the lower portion of his leg.
What a nightmare. He’s smiling, seems to have taken it well. I’d smile too. I’ll gladly hop my ass around for the rest of my life if it meant I got the rest of my life out of the deal. This episode of Saw is sponsored by Farmers Insurance Group.