Man seriously injured after being caught in grain auger

Idaho

1  Updated at 11:13 am, February 19th, 2016 By: Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
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NEWDALE — A man was airlifted to the hospital Thursday night after being pulled into a grain auger.

Witnesses say the accident happened at Thresher Artisan Wheat Company around 5:00 p.m.

Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries says the man’s leg became caught in the auger. A grain auger is a long tube used to raise and transport grain from the ground to bins or trucks.

Emergency crews were called to the scene and the man was airlifted by medical helicopter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Humphries says his leg “was severely damaged.” The condition of the man is unknown.

EastIdahoNews.com will post more on this story when new information is received.

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1 Comment

  • monkeychunks says:

    Red cracked wheat anyone? Too soon? I sympathize for this man, but holy crap the media eats up anything “dramatic”. People get injured every day.

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