UPDATE 3:30 p.m.
According to the victim's wife, he was in surgery for 9-hours, and he may need further operations.
The accident happened at an asphalt company near Raphine at a company called Shenandoah Asphalt, which another company is in the process of buying.
Several emergency responders from Augusta County responded to the scene.
A man ended up trapped inside a bin he was cleaning at the site. That was when his foot fell in what is called an “auger” and he became trapped.
Emergency officials got the man out from the bin he cleaned by disassembling the auger and cutting it away.
The man was conscious and talking during the entire rescue.
Rescue squads were limited in options because they did not want to cause more harm.
Emergency officials said they do not see cases like this often but they are always prepared for just about anything.
“It's kind of, we're prepared, we have the tools, and the knowledge, but when it actually comes to hands on, you never know what you're going to get into. But the guys worked great today, everybody did a good job,” said Chief of the Raphine Volunteer Fire Department Jeremy Ramsey.
Emergency responders got the call around 11:45 a.m. on Thursday morning. The man was rescued from the machine a little after 1 p.m.
He was wearing work shoes, which emergency responders think could have helped to minimize damage to his foot.
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