A human farm near Pender, Nebraska, went to extraordinary lengths to save his life after his left leg was trapped on a machine on his farm.
In the early afternoon of April 19, Kurt Kaser, a whole live corn, soy and hog farmer, moved grain from one bin to another when he went to a grain auger. The machine ate his left leg and sucked the 63-year-old into the machine.
"I do not know what to do," he said Tuesday. "I'm afraid I'll still get rid of it. I'm about to give up and let's do it what to do."
Kaser was alone in the field that day. His cellphone fell on the machine or fell somewhere else. At 1,500-hectare farms, shouting is not good.
So he took off his 3-inch pocket knife and was hacked on his leg.
"I have other incidences. I try to stop my cool or figure out how the situation is better at the time," he said. "It's hard to describe. You want to live and do what you have to do to survive, I guess."
Kaser saw the machine remove his limb from his body and continued to sink into his flesh. Approximately 8 inches below his knee, he found the smallest tissue connection and determined that it was his best chance to release himself.
He saw the muscles and nerves away, cutting half an inch to an inch before he came free.
"The bones are stuck in my ankle," he said. "That's what I hang on while I'm trying to get out."
Once free, Kaser crashed nearly 200 meters to the nearest phone. He called his son, Adam, who was on the local rescue squad.
Adam was the first man to come to the field. He helped bring his father to town. Kurt Kaser then flown to the Bryan Medical Center on the west of the campus in Lincoln, where one of Kaser's two daughters was a trauma nurse. He was not working that day.
Kaser spent a week in the hospital and two weeks at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln. He returned on Friday.
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"Everyone says, & # 39; It looks like you're angry about it, & # 39;" he says. "I'm in Madonna for two weeks. Some (other patients) never get their wheelchairs, they have what they are." I know I'm walking normally again. may, never. "
As soon as he cures, Kaser said he was worthy of a prosthesis and he would return to farming on the land he was born. All things considered, Kaser should walk fairly normal.
Kaser said he expects his story to serve as a warning and can make at least one farmer slow down a bit.
"I hurried and did not pay attention," she said. "Farmers, we all have it offended, but we do not stop and think. We get too big a hurry."