Man's foot severed in farming accident

SWIFT RESPONSE: The RACQ CareFlight rescue crew prepares to transport a man with a severed foot yesterday.
SWIFT RESPONSE: The RACQ CareFlight rescue crew prepares to transport a man with a severed foot yesterday. RACQ Careflight

A FARMER'S foot was severed yesterday in a horrific accident that took place on his property near Esk.

The man, aged in his 40s, is believed to have been mixing grain for feed when his left foot was caught by the auger he had been using.

An auger is a drilling device with a helical bit, commonly used for boring holes into the ground.

An RACQ CareFlight rescue crew was called to Esk Hospital about 8.30am to airlift the man to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

He arrived in a serious but stable condition and was yesterday undergoing emergency surgery.



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