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Man's leg amputated after farm accident

Man's leg amputated after farm accident

Taylor Owens Staff Writer

A 21-year-old Hastings man was air-lifted to an area hospital and his leg was amputated above the knee following a farm accident at Citizens L.L.C. Elevator in Vermontville at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Vermontville Township Fire Chief Jeff Wetzel said the employee's leg was caught in an augur, and he had to be extricated from the machine. Further details about the incident are still under investigation, Wetzel said.

The department was assisted at the scene by Vermontville Township EMS, Castleton Maple Grove Nashville EMS, Eaton Area EMS and Bellevue Community Fire Department Assistant Chief and EMT Jacob Gunn-Jackson.

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