Man who lost hand in sausage-making ordeal cut off own arm

2018-09-26 21:23

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A North Dakota man who lost a hand while making sausage says he was forced to cut off his arm above the wrist with a butcher knife when it became stuck in an electric meat mixer.

In his first public comments since the Aug. 17 accident, Myron Schlafman says he knew he "was in big trouble" when he accidentally stepped on a pedal activating the machine as he was taking meat out of the mixer.

Schlafman told KFGO radio that he feared he would bleed to death. He said the bone was severed, and he had to use a knife to cut through muscle, nerves and skin to get free.

Schlafman credits two police officers with saving his life by quickly applying a tourniquet. He'll be fitted with a prosthetic in a few months.

Read more on:    us

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.