2009-11-11 / Farm & Ranch

Indiana farm worker dies after leg trapped in auger

POINT ISABEL, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a central Indiana man died while emergency workers were trying to free him after his leg became trapped in a grain auger.

The Grant County coroner says 58-year-old Daniel Shock of Fairmount died Thursday at a farm near the community of Point Isabel.

Coroner Stephen Dorsey says Shock's co-workers found him in the grain auger's conveyor with his leg badly injured and pinned under a support bar.

Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Moore says Shock was conscious when emergency crews first arrived. Firefighters were using blow torches to free him when he died.

Dorsey said he believed an artery in Shock's leg burst, causing him to go into shock.

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