July 17, 2011

Michael Raper - Sausage Factory Worker Dies After Slipping Feet-First Into Meat Grinder

Lawton, Oklahoma (The Weekly Vice) - If there's one thing we can assure our Monday morning readers, it's this. You will likely have a far better day at work than than Michael Raper did this past Tuesday.

Raper, a 26-year-old Bar S employee and father of four, suffered a grisly and agonizing death Wednesday after he reportedly slipped feet-first into a factory sausage grinder.

Investigators say Raper was working late Tuesday night, cleaning the plant's equipment, when the accident happened. Horrified co-workers watched as the machine chewed off his legs and he became trapped from the waist down.

Raper was reportedly conscious while rescue crews worked for almost two hours to free him from the auger. He was taken to a Comanche County Memorial Hospital Tuesday night, but succumb to his injuries on Wednesday.

A vigil was held for Mr. Raper Wednesday night. He leaves behind four children and a fiance who he was set to marry in February.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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