Michael Raper, a 26-year-old employee of meat processing company Bar S, died this week after falling into a meat grinder. Is there a way that this story could be more horrible? Yes, yes there is:

"He slipped and went into the machine. He was still conscious at the time," [his fiancée's aunt Diane] Ferris said. "So I can imagine the agony he was in, and he lost both of his legs in this accident."

It apparently took two hours to free him, and he later succumbed to the trauma at the hospital. Raper had four children with his fiancée. OSHA says it's looking into the accident.

[KFOR via Drudge]