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Monday, June 05, 2006

Weird World: now here's some grace under pressure, as farmer deals with severed hand

A farmer who accidentally sliced off his hand packed it in his lunchbox, climbed in his tractor and drove three miles home. His wife put the severed hand in the fridge and it was later successfully reattached by surgeons in hospital. Austrian Gerhard Frank, 64, had been using an automatic log splitter in a field three miles from his farm in the village of Steeg. It sliced down unexpectedly, severing his hand, but Mr Frank had the presence of mind to put it in his refrigerated lunchbox. A spokesman at Innsbruck Hospital in Austria where the severed limb was successfully reattached said that Frank acted with "remarkable calm and good sense".


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