Deputy helps free man's arm stuck in salt truck auger, officials say

TOWN OF DUNN, Wis. - A Dane County sheriff’s deputy was able to free a man Monday afternoon whose arm was stuck in the auger of his salt truck, according to a release.

Emergency crews were called around 2:45 p.m. to 3345 Quam Drive in the town of Dunn for a man stuck in a piece of equipment, officials said. Dane County sheriff’s deputies, Stoughton fire and EMS and UW Med Flight responded to the scene.

Crews found 43-year-old George G. Rotar with his right arm stuck in the feeder auger of his salt truck, according to the release.

The sheriff’s deputy crawled under the dump truck, disassembled the auger and turned it by hand to help free Rotar’s arm, officials said.

Rotar was taken to UW Hospital with severe, but non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

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