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Wadena man hurt in farm accident

A 21-year-old Wadena man suffered a severe leg injury Friday, Nov. 19 after falling into a grinding machine.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said Perry Gingerich was loading the farm machine with scrap food materials when he lost his footing and fell into the grinding mechanism.

The accident happened at 9:38 a.m. at Custom Fleshing, 31727 Minnesota Highway 108 near Ottertail.

Gingerich was stabilized and transported by Perham Ambulance to Perham Memorial Hospital for surgery.