NEW INFO: Man Caught In Wood Chipper

The owner of a landscaping company says doctors were unable to reattach the hand and foot of his employee who was injured in a wood chipper accident.

Police say 56-year-old Ruch Ksor became caught in the chipper while on the job in River Bend on Thursday morning..

Ray Dunn, who owns Ryalcor, says Ksor is sedated, but in stable condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Police released Ksor's name Friday afternoon.

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Authorities say a landscaping company employee was severely injured after getting caught in a wood chipper.

It happened around 9:50 a.m. on Shoreline Drive in River Bend.

River Bend police say the 57-year-old man's hand and foot were amputated by the machine.

The man works for Ryalcor, a Trent Woods landscaping company that was doing work in the backyard of a homeowner. That resident was not at home when the accident happened.

An ambulance rushed him to CarolinaEast Medical Center where Pedro airlifted him to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

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  • by No Way Jose Location: ENC on Sep 25, 2010 at 05:35 AM
    I would like to see some definitive evidence that prayer actually work. This poor guy lost limbs but unfortunately god must have something against human amputees; he loves them, right? Many people attribute some unexplained cure for disease or cancer to prayer, but all the praying in the world won't regenerate limbs. Why is that? I mean, god can do it if he wanted to, he regenerates lizard's tails and salamander legs (not too good with heads though) so why not human limbs? It seems a little inconsistent. Instead of prayer, how about sending the guy some cold hard cash, something he can really use.
  • by Wanda Miller Location: Kenansville on Sep 24, 2010 at 04:19 PM
    In RJ's defense, nicpicking his comment is childish. The point you are making about 'G' od. You're right, who cares, move on, and post your sincere thoughts about this guy's recovery.
  • by rj on Sep 24, 2010 at 01:13 PM
    to YES RJ: well then why did you spell GOD with only a capital G?[God]. If a lower case g is going to send me to burn in hell, what does nitpicking me get u?? a nice comfy cloud in heaven? hmmmmm? but thanks for your concern and ill pray 4 you. this is about the poor man this articles about, not my capitolizations, OR YOUR KNITPICKING. AMEN
  • by Lena Location: Washington on Sep 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM
    To: "Yes, RJ" God has a name. Look it up Burn in hell for eternity? Surely your body would get used up fast. What do you have left for all eternity?
  • by Yes, RJ on Sep 24, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    God likes it when you capitalize his name, even when the word "god" is really just a generic word we use to relate to the "God Of Abraham" (he who has no name). If you don't capitalize his name, you might burn in Hell for all eternity. To be safe, from now on, please capitalize his name.
  • by cj Location: enc on Sep 24, 2010 at 06:09 AM
    prayers to this poor fellow and his family. he is really lucky to be alive. i, too, wonder just how he managed to get a foot and a hand cuaght up in the chipper. but again, he is very lucky to be alive. i've used these things many times effortlessly shredding logs/branches of nearly any size. i shudder to think what he is going through. as mentioned below, prosthetics today are amazing, good luck moving forward with you life.
  • by Wanda Miller Location: Kenansville on Sep 24, 2010 at 05:34 AM
    Ouch! I cringed also when I heard this news. My prayers and heart is with him and his family during his recovery.
  • by Grouchy One Location: NC on Sep 24, 2010 at 04:39 AM
    How horrifying! I hope that something can be done to make this man comfortable. I cringe just thinking about the excrutiating pain he has to be enduring. Prayers and hugs, even though I don't know the injured person.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 24, 2010 at 04:33 AM
    To RJ - Always write God with a capital 'G'.
  • by Alan Location: River Bend on Sep 23, 2010 at 05:03 PM
    This was not first on WITN. It was first on

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