Logger says cut off toes to free himself

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Logger says cut off toes to free himself

Postby monsterdog » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:00 am

I wonder if he used a Spyderco..

"DENVER (Reuters) - A western Colorado logger said on Wednesday that he amputated all the toes on his right foot with a pocket knife to free himself after a 7-ton trailer landed on his foot, trapping him in an isolated forest."

Rest of the story: http://news.yahoo.com/logger-says-cut-o ... 33036.html

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Postby DCDesigns » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:05 am

As a logger, I can say the scariest thing is having something happen to you when you are DEEP in the woods with no one around. Considering the average chain saw injury requires 110 stitches, yeah, its not a very safe job. Runnin saws sure is fun though!

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Postby tonydahose » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:17 am

ouch! :eek:
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Postby gunnut35 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:19 am

I seen that last night on the news, and the fist thing I thought was, "what knife did he use?".

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Postby Waco » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:45 am

30 minutes seems kinda quick. I guess he knew that waiting for help was pointless. Wouldn't a SE be better for cutting through bones?

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Postby Evil D » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:15 pm

I'd say if his foot was so stuck that he had to cut his toes off, then he was probably going to lose his toes in the end anyway, they were probably crushed. He was also probably in so much pain that cutting them off didn't hurt any worse, but i guess only he can say. I caught a small piece of this on the news, i think it was a SAK.
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Postby DCDesigns » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:27 pm

Evil D wrote:I'd say if his foot was so stuck that he had to cut his toes off, then he was probably going to lose his toes in the end anyway, they were probably crushed. He was also probably in so much pain that cutting them off didn't hurt any worse, but i guess only he can say. I caught a small piece of this on the news, i think it was a SAK.
:eek: holy crap, that would be awful! I'd much prefer a RAZOR sharp Millie for when i cut off my appendages! I might have even used a Husqvarna, would have been a hell of a lot faster (although messy)...

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Postby DCDesigns » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:30 pm

"The three smaller toes were easy, but it took some work to cut through the tendons on the two big toes," he said. "Plus, at that point the blade was getting dull."

dude is a hard *** though...

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Postby Evil D » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:52 pm

Note to self, always carry a bolt cutter if you're gonna be a logger so you can just snip your toes off the easy way ;)
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Postby tonydahose » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:04 pm

or a cigar cutter, they use those alot in the movies :p

that is of course if you don't have fred flintstone feet and your toes won't fit into said cigar cutter :D
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Postby Blerv » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:29 pm

*getting queezy*

Go...Spyderco (I think)! :eek:
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Postby DCDesigns » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:55 pm

Evil D wrote:Note to self, always carry a bolt cutter if you're gonna be a logger so you can just snip your toes off the easy way ;)
Just keep the saw handy ;)

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Postby Evil D » Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:23 am

DCDesigns wrote:"The three smaller toes were easy, but it took some work to cut through the tendons on the two big toes," he said. "Plus, at that point the blade was getting dull."

dude is a hard *** though...
See, next time carry a knife with some proper snob steel that has better edge retention than a SAK :D

This whole story needs to be added to that other thread "why do you need a knife"....because cutting your toes off is a lot easier than dying a slow death stuck under a trailer in the wilderness.
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Postby Gunslinger » Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:34 am

I guess his chainsaw was out of reach. lol
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Postby DM11 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:23 pm

Ouch! :eek:
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Postby DCDesigns » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:26 pm

personally, I would have started with the big 'uns.

Actually I cant imagine doing this... If he was somewhere there was a trailer, I think I would have waited longer than 30 minutes... If he was on an active timber job site, it would usually be a max of two days before someone came back there, and most likely less than that. Im just not sure what he would have been doing back there alone...

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Postby Minibear453 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:25 pm

Yea... I'd try to wait until the end before I... *glup* amputate my own toes... with a knife... that'd hurt like crazy... and then you still have to walk back... I wonder what they did with the toes though...

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Postby araneae » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:39 pm

In case anyone cares the knife was an old carbon steel Schrade Old Timer Trapper. I think a model 94OT.
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Postby scales » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:56 pm

Always carry a knife and keep it sharp. You never know what's next.
( They found the toes but they were not able to reattach them.)

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Postby angusW » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:38 pm

Blerv wrote:*getting queezy*

Go...Spyderco (I think)! :eek:
I was just thinking the same thing :D Couldn't imagine doing that but I guess if that was the only choice then "It was nice knowing you toes".

But I have to give this guy top award for self appendage removal.
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