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In a case evoking memories of American climber Aron Ralston, who earlier this year hacked off his arm after getting trapped under a boulder in a remote Utah canyon, the man severed his arm with a short-bladed craft knife, New South Wales state police said in a statement Sunday.

The 44-year-old man's identity and condition were not immediately released.

The man became trapped late Saturday night three kilometers (1.5 miles) underground in a coal mine near Lake Macquarie, just south of the industrial city of Newcastle.

Police said the man's tractor, used for transport in the mine, was believed to have tipped over after hitting a hole on a sharp bend in a mine shaft.

Another worker discovered the injured miner and raised an alarm, but he insisted on severing his arm below the elbow rather than waiting for rescue, police said.

He was being treated at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, about 150 kilometers (95 miles) north of Sydney.

Calls to the hospital seeking comment went unanswered Sunday morning. Further details were not immediately available.

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I pray he survives!

But OMG, is this a new trend? One guy I ican maybe understand, but now two?? In the same year?? Any betting going on yet for this years total of "cut your arm off" cases?

Has any woman ever cut her arm off?? I'd rather die. Period. End of story.


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that must be painful.. I get queasy just thinking bout it

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Just amazing!!!!

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it is amazing, imagining wat would have to be done, there is no way that I could do it

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Nope, I don't think that I would do it either. Just let me die.

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pfft, I would rather die than lose my arm, the loser.

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I can't believe u heard about that in america, it was like mentioned on the news for about ten seconds in Australia.
When aron Ralston did it, well it was basicallytop story.
I just don't get media sometimes.


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It may have gotten the coverage because last year a hiker had to amputate his arm and hike for miles out of a mountain region in Utah(?) or some western state.

I would have died. I would not have the courage to do what that man did.


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"Another worker discovered the injured miner and raised an alarm, but he insisted on severing his arm below the elbow rather than waiting for rescue, police said."

Uh...doesnt that sound a bit dodgy?


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What do u mean Quantam?

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