Report: Auger Cuts Off Man’s Leg at Idaho Feed Plant

October 29, 2018

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Report: Auger Cuts Off Man’s Leg at Idaho Feed Plant
The J.D. Heiskell & Co. feed facility in Gooding, ID. Image courtesy of Google Maps

A worker’s leg was cut off by an auger at the J.D. Heiskell & Company feed facility in Gooding, ID in the early morning hours of Oct. 23, the Twin Falls Times-Newsreported last Saturday. 

Gooding Fire Department Chief Brandon Covey told the newspaper that the incident occurred when the man slipped through a guardrail and his leg entered into an operational auger while cleaning a grain bin. 

A staff member at the site powered down the auger before rescue personnel arrived. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment, coverage by the Times-Newssaid. 

Founded in 1886, J.D. Heiskell, a private grain and commodities trading firm, manufactures feed for livestock and operates feed-related facilities across the U.S., according to information on the company’s website. The company is based in Tulare, CA and employs about 400 people across its footprint.

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