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Farm accident: Man inside grain bin gets feet stuck in auger

The 35-year-old was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital.

A Minnesota man was airlifted to a hospital last Friday after his limbs became stuck in a piece of farm equipment. 

According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, 35-year-old Jared Johnson, of rural Litchfield, had both of his feet trapped in a sweeper auger while he was working with the auger inside a grain bin on the 68300 block of Highway 24 in Forest City Township. 

First responders applied tourniquets to Johnson's legs and then freed both of his feet from the auger. The man was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital with what the sheriff's office described as "serious injuries."

Thousands of Americans are injured and hundreds die every year in farm accidents, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, which says "a farmer is 800% more likely to die while working than people in other jobs." 

The incident involving Johnson happened just after 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13. 

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