- Associated Press - Saturday, June 18, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A man is recovering after a tractor with a lawn-mowing attachment cut off his lower leg in a community southwest of Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/269Q20a) a helicopter transported the unidentified 68-year-old man to the hospital in very serious condition Friday.

Tooele County Sgt. Eric McCollum said the man was trying to free equipment caught on a fence in Erda while a part continued to spin.

The man’s right pant leg was snagged in the machine.

McCollum said the machine severed the man’s right leg below the knee.

McCollum said bleeding was minimal and the man spoke coherently to emergency responders.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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