A man who ran a farm near Pender, Nebraska, went to extraordinary lengths to save his life after his left leg stuck in a machine on his farm
In the early afternoon of April 19, Kurt Kaser, a lifetime of corn, soy pork and pork farmer, transferring grain from one container to another as he entered the grain auger. The machine ate off on his left leg and sucked 63 years into the machine
"I didn't know what to do," said Tuesday. “I was afraid it would be more. I gave it up and let it do what it will do. "
Kaser was alone on the farm. His cell either dropped into the machine or dropped somewhere else. In a 1
So he pulled out his 3-inch pocket knife and tore himself off his leg.
"I had other incidents. I try to stay cool or find out how to improve the situation at that time, "he said. “It's hard to describe. You want to survive and do what you have to do to survive, I think. "
Kaser saw the machine remove his foot from his body and continue to tear off his body. Around 8 inches below the knee he found the smallest tissue connection and found it to be his best chance to free himself. "19659004] He cut off his muscles and nerves, broke half an inch to an inch before he came free" Bone stuck to the ankle, "he said. "That's what I hung when I tried to get out."
Kaser crawled about 200 feet to the nearest phone after his free time. He called his son, Adam, who is in the local rescue unit
Adam was the first person to come to the farm. He helped take his father to town. Kurt Kaser then flew to the Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, where one of the two daughters of Kaser is a traumatic nurse.
Kaser spent a week at the hospital and two weeks at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln. Returned Home Friday
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"Everyone says," You seem so optimistic about it, "he said. “I was in Madonna for two weeks. Some (other patients) will never get out of their wheelchairs. What they have is what they are. I know I'll be going out again normally. Other people can't, never will. "
When Kaser heals, he said he will be equipped for the prosthesis and return to the farmland where he was born. Kaser should be able to walk quite normal,
Kaser said he hopes his story will serve as a warning story and maybe at least a little farmer will slow down a bit
"I wasn't paying attention in a hurry," he said. “We are all guilty of farmers, but we will not stop and do not think. We get into a too big hurry. “