Employee's leg trapped by auger at Cowley County Co-op

Valley Co-op (google maps) Valley Co-op (google maps)
WINFIELD, Kan. (KAKE) -

A person has been transported to the hospital after being injured from getting his leg trapped in an auger at a co-op between Oxford and Winfield.

It happened just before 3:30 p.m. on Friday. The Winfield Fire and EMS Department says they responded to a call of an industrial accident at the Valley Co-op at 16101 23rd Road in Winfield. 

Once emergency crews arrived, they found an employee inside a grain bin with the lower half of one of his legs trapped in an auger. The victim was conscious and in stable condition, but crews requested a Wesley Medical Center trauma surgeon to be brought on scene due to the severity of the entanglement.

An EagleMed helicopter brought the surgeon on scene for consultation and the victim was able to be freed from the grain bin at around 5 p.m. 

The surgeon and patient were transported to Wesley Medical Center via helicopter.

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