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Old 05-16-2019, 12:22 PM
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Farmer saws off own leg with pocket knife, crawls for help



When Kurtis Kaserís leg got caught in a grain auger, he had to make a life or death decision. (Source: CNN VAN)
Updated: Wed 9:23 AM, May 15, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (CNN) - A 63-year-old farmer in Nebraska had to make a split decision to save his own life when he accidentally stepped into a grain auger last month.

When Kurtis Kaser realized his leg was stuck and being pulled into the machine, he knew he had to act quickly.

Kaser was alone and did not have his phone on him, so he said he felt like his only choice was to cut off his leg with his pocket knife.

He cut through torn flesh and tissue about eight inches below his knee.

Once free, the farmer said he crawled about 200 feet to his house.

Kaser said he was afraid he'd pass out but he made it.

He was able to call for help and was flown to a medical center in Lincoln, Neb.

Now that Kaser is home, he said he feels fortunate.

Once his leg is healed, he'll be fitted for a prosthetic and should be able to walk again.

He said he looks forward to returning to farming.

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must have had one hell of a knife
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The article I read, said he could see that his foot was severed so he probably didn’t have to cut the bone.
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must have had one hell of a knife
A lot of knives like Leathermans have a pretty aggressive saw blade on them, it'd cut through bone quick.
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A lot of knives like Leathermans have a pretty aggressive saw blade on them, it'd cut through bone quick.
you're so smart
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A lot of knives like Leathermans have a pretty aggressive saw blade on them, it'd cut through bone quick.
Sounds like his bone was already gone. Seems he just sliced through the meat to get free.

Serious ***** on that dude.
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Pity this woman didn't have a pocket knife.
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you're so smart
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Had a boss that got his arm caught in a tractor PTO while it was running. Got his shirt caught in it, threw him to the ground, ripped his arm off and beat him with it. He survived, called Capt. Hook after that.

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That’s some pretty hardcore ****. Doubt I could do that without passing out...**** I’ve passed out just giving blood before....
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That is one tough SOB......

Glad he made it....
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Yea, that guy had to be on some adrenaline rush to pull that off. Then not to bleed out.

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Had a boss that got his arm caught in a tractor PTO while it was running. Got his shirt caught in it, threw him to the ground, ripped his arm off and beat him with it. He survived, called Capt. Hook after that.
When I was a kid my dad was a supervisor at Mack in Hagerstown. One day a guy was running a big machine that rolled the ends of axle tubes in on themselves, and got a watch caught (not supposed to be wearing) and it ripped his arm off. Dad got to carry his arm away and wrap it up. It didn't get stuck back on.
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Originally Posted by MY03C5Z View Post
Thatís some pretty hardcore ****. Doubt I could do that without passing out...**** Iíve passed out just giving blood before....
did they give you a sucker after they woke your sensitive *** up?
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Originally Posted by K-Spaz View Post
Yea, that guy had to be on some adrenaline rush to pull that off. Then not to bleed out.


When I was a kid my dad was a supervisor at Mack in Hagerstown. One day a guy was running a big machine that rolled the ends of axle tubes in on themselves, and got a watch caught (not supposed to be wearing) and it ripped his arm off. Dad got to carry his arm away and wrap it up. It didn't get stuck back on.
machines are merciless, accidents happen in a flash
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Originally Posted by KarlK View Post
machines are merciless, accidents happen in a flash
I should knock on wood, but I've been fortunate. I don't wear a bit of jewelery, no rings, no watches, no anything. Not even loose clothing around any machine. You're not kidding it happens fast. And I've had plenty of examples where I got to learn without any consequences. Ya know, those, 'oh boy, if xyz had happened there... "
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I freaking will pass out if I'm playing with a those blood sugar pokes folks use for their diabetes checks.
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Originally Posted by K-Spaz View Post
I should knock on wood, but I've been fortunate. I don't wear a bit of jewelery, no rings, no watches, no anything. Not even loose clothing around any machine. You're not kidding it happens fast. And I've had plenty of examples where I got to learn without any consequences. Ya know, those, 'oh boy, if xyz had happened there... "
Hmmm....I have a ring story;

As a kid, my Father worked as a foreman at a fertilizer plant. A guy called in sick and he filled in and helped load rail cars. He was on top of the rail car as the switch engine was moving the car into the load out. He turned around and was struck by the load out chute, right in the nose. The force knocked him down and as he was sliding down the side of the rail car, his ring got caught on a bracket, almost cutting his finger off as he fell to the ground.

Visited him in the hospital, his nose looked like an orange with 10-15 stitches in it. His ring finger looked like it was almost skinned off to the bone.

I have never worn any jewelry, watches, wedding ring, etc. since, ever. And I never loaded rail cars either...
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Originally Posted by Swany00 View Post
did they give you a sucker after they woke your sensitive *** up?

I think this was the first time I ever had blood drawn in my life, mid twenties. Sitting on the edge of the table and next thing I remember I woke up on the floor with two nurses looking at me, my head hurt (hit the floor) and my pants were wet.....pissed myself too. Asked if they had something I could change into, nope.....Got up and left, that was a long nasty ride home. God that fín sucked. Passed out one other time after that but always make sure to **** first now. Iíve gotten much better at giving blood but for years it really freaked me out.
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