By Keith Coffman | Reuters
Montrose, Colorado resident John Hutt is shown in this handout photo released to …
DENVER (Reuters) – A western Colorado logger said on Wednesday that he amputated all the toes on his right foot with a pocket knife to free himself after a 7-ton trailer landed on his foot, trapping him in an isolated forest.
Jon Hutt, 61, of Montrose, Colorado, said he’s “on the mend” after the harrowing August 19 incident.
Hutt told Reuters he was gathering a load of firewood for the upcoming winter months in a remote area west of Telluride, Colorado. As he was working on his tractor-trailer, the trailer lurched, became detached and landed on his foot.
“It was like stepping into a bear trap,” he said.