- Associated Press - Sunday, February 15, 2015

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - A central Kansas community has welcomed home a farmer who suffered severe shocks and burns in a fall harvest accident.

The Salina Journal (https://bit.ly/1vwjXvX ) reports that car and truck horns sounded Saturday afternoon as 24-year-old Zach Short arrived in Assaria. Nearly 300 lined a road on the edge of the tiny town, with some holding “Welcome Home” signs. His 17-month-old daughter, Brynlee, was there proclaiming “Daddy! Daddy!”

Short was helping to harvest a soybean field in October when he tried to help put out a fire coming from a grain cart. Nobody noticed that the auger was in contact with overhead electric lines. When Short touched something metal, he was shocked.

After months in hospitals, including nearly a month on a ventilator, Short says, “It feels good to be home.”


Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com

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