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Grisly childhood injury doesn't stop farmer

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky farmer who lost one arm in a grisly childhood farming accident never lost his passion for agricultural work.

Mark Wells tells The State Journal there's not a thing he doesn't do from trimming trees to hanging tobacco. He uses no special equipment.

The accident in 1973 happened on a farm in Scott County when his coat got caught in a piece of machinery. His right arm was torn off at the shoulder and both legs were shattered.

He spent five months in the hospital. A short three years later, he was hanging tobacco and he hasn't stopped farming since.

Today he works full-time on six different farms.


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