Man expected to survive corn-picking accident

Published 9:55 am Monday, October 3, 2016

COKATO — A man is expected to survive a corn-picking accident in central Minnesota.

Wright County sheriff’s authorities say the 37-year-old man from Watkins was picking corn when the machine got plugged. The man’s hand became caught in the rollers when he tried to unplug the machine.

The man’s hand was crushed. A farmer who works with the man found him and called police.

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WCCO-TV reports it took rescuers an hour and a half to dismantle part of the machine and separate the rollers. The man was hospitalized Saturday, but authorities say his injuries are not life-threatening.