Man loses leg after becoming pinned aboard Utah train

rbsivleyrbsivley Senior MemberPosts: 1,055 Senior Member
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/31/trapped-man-leg-amputated-in-utah-train-yard/?test=latestnews

I knew an old man who worked in the coal mines back years ago. There was an accident and a man was trapped under a coal buggy in the mine and he couldn't get out. The old man cut thru his leg with his pocket knife and freed him. the one legged man worked in the company store from then on.
Randy

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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,558 Senior Member
    Guy my brother graduated with lost a leg while working for the railroad. He got a big settlement, bought a house at the lake and threw big parties for all his new found friends. Then the money ran out and so did his 'friends'.....
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • MississippiBoyMississippiBoy Senior Member Posts: 819 Senior Member
    An old man I knew in my hometown had to amputate his own arm when he got it stuck in a hay bailer years ago. He got off the tractor while it was idling, and reached in to clear some loose hay from some part of it. His arm got trapped, and he had to call and wave for help from some of his family way across the field, while he was being slowly dragged into the machine. They turned off the tractor and spent a couple hours takig the bailer apart trying to get him free, but couldn't. So he told them to go to the barn and get the saw they used to de-horn their steers, opened up his pocketknife with his teeth, and started cutting.
    He ended up as the owner of a car repair place, and worked one-armed as a mechanic for years and years.
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