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An Amish teenager had his stomach cut open by a large brush saw on his family farm in Glen, incurring $150,000 in medical bills.
Photographer: JOHN ENGER/Gazette Reporter
An Amish teenager had his stomach cut open by a large brush saw on his family farm in Glen, incurring $150,000 in medical bills.
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It was a cold day in March when Joseph Keim got hurt. He was out in the woods of his father’s Borden Road property with his brother when the two-foot circular blade of the brush saw they were using bound in a log, tuned sideways and spun at high speed into Joseph’s stomach. “When I got there, he was lying on the ground holding his guts in with his hands,” said Atlee Keim, Joseph’s dad. ...

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