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Leg caught in equipment; doctors have to amputate on site

A 20-year-old worker’s leg got caught in a machine used to drill holes.

The man was working at the ASV winery in San Martin, CA, when his leg was snarled in equipment used to bore into wine barrels.

Doctors flew to the scene in a helicopter and helped extract the man from an auger — a large spiral screw used in different parts of the wine production process, according to the Mercury News in San Jose.

Two doctors amputated the man’s leg at mid-thigh before he was taken to a San Jose hospital.

Cal-OSHA is investigating the incident.

ASV has no past OSHA violations.

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