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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Western Slope Logger Cuts Off His Toes With Pocket Knife After Accident
By Matt Kroschel
Montrose- A Colorado logger who cut off all of the toes on his right foot after he was pinned by a logging machine says he was afraid it would take hours to find him and he might die.
Jon Hutt says he used a 3-inch pocketknife to sever his toes from the machinery about a half hour after realizing no one heard his cries for help.
Hutt says Wednesday he was trying to retrieve a pile of fallen Aspen trees to cut up for winter firewood near Montrose when a logging trailer slipped and pinned his foot.
He says it happened Aug. 19 but he didn't file a police report. The 61-year-old logger drove to a parking lot, where an
ambulance arrived to take him to Montrose Memorial Hospital.
NewsChannel Five is speaking to the man right now and will have his remarkable story tonight at 10:00 PM