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Man’s arm partially amputated by farm equipment Tuesday afternoon

Feb 7, 2023, 8:00 PM | Updated: 10:09 pm

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WEBER COUNTY, Utah — A man was partially amputated while harvesting crops on monastery land Tuesday.

According to David Reed, chief of Weber Fire District, a male in his 20s was working with a company growing crops on monastery land.

Reed says the man was using an “auger of some sort” to harvest crops. While doing this, he was wearing a coat.

“When he was reaching into one of the … pieces of equipment, his coat got caught,” Reed says. “And it threw his arm down into the auger.”

Following this, the machine partially amputated the man’s arm, according to Reed. His coworkers then called the police.

A nearby ambulance responded to the scene.

“It was just a load and go,” Reed says.

Paramedics used a tourniquet to control the bleeding, according to Reed. At this time, it is not clear if paramedics could save the arm. The man’s condition is currently unknown.

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