Trapped in machinery, Nebraska farmer amputates his own leg

Farmer sawed off leg with pocket knife to save his own life

Kurt Kaser, from Nebraska, was unloading corn last month when he climbed out of his truck and accidentally stepped on the opening of a grain hopper.

Nobody else was home, or due back for several hours, and the hopper began to pull him further inside. The machine's "little hole" presented a big problem.

Mr Kaser, a corn, soybean and hog farmer, said he never lost consciousness during his ordeal, which happened on April 19.

After trying and failing to free himself, he made a decision to chop off his leg - spending about five minutes sawing away at his own flesh, reports NBC News.

He told ABC News he doesn't remember experiencing much pain and didn't notice a lot of blood.

You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. "I thought for sure I would pass out, and somehow something told me to keep going", he told NBC News on Tuesday. I was afraid it was going to suck me in more.

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The farmer then took out his pen knife and cut off what remained of his limb below the knee.

Kaser then crawled about 150 feet to the nearest phone in order to call for help.

He said that while he was amputating his leg, he could feel the nerve endings in his leg "just ping every time I'd start sawing around that pipe", and that once his leg was free, he "got the heck out of there".

Kaser undergoes physical thearpy to get stronger after losing his leg. His occupational therapist, Dani Willey, said Kaser - who admitted that he "paid the price" for not paying attention - now has his sights set on returning to his farm. "This is not good at all, '" Kaser told KETV.

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

Kaser added that he's trying to make the best of the situation, as "it could have been worse".

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