MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A central Minnesota man was hospitalized Saturday after his hand was caught in a corn picking machine.

According to the Wright County sheriff, a 37-year-old man from Watkins, Minnesota, was picking corn when his machine got plugged. When he tried to remove debris from the machine, his hand was caught in the rollers.

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The rollers crushed the man’s hand, the sheriff said. A farmer who works with the man found him and called police.

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Authorities from Cokato, Minnesota, responded. Removing the man’s hand from the machine took an hour and a half as they dismantled a part of the machine to separate the rollers.

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The man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with injuries that are believed to be non-life threatening, the sheriff said.