Man cut in half by forklift shares picture of moment truck landed on him

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A construction worker who was cut in half after a forklift landed on him has shared devastating pictures of the moment the truck decapitated him.

In September 2019, labourer Loren Schauers, 20, fell 50ft and was crushed by a forklift which severed his forearm and crushed his lower body.

The young man then bravely made the decision to allow doctors to perform hemicorperectomy surgery – where everything below his waist was amputated – to save his life.

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And now, he has shared photos of that fateful moment the forklift almost killed him.

"If you look closely in the second photo, you can see me still pinned under the forklift! Last photo is exactly what type it was I’m sure of," he wrote on Instagram, where he documents his journey through life.

Loren, from Great Falls in Montana, has spent the last three years documenting his path to recovery and the intimate details of his new life.

The pictures show the carnage after Loren got too close to the edge of a bridge due to traffic, before falling 50ft and being crushed by the forklift – which severed his forearm and crushed his lower body.

Since his accident, Loren has taken to his new life admirably well and now posts explainers and weekly vlogs to his followers on YouTube.

Loren shares his YouTube account with his devoted wife Sabia Reiche, 23, who has stayed by his side through all his health problems.

Due to Loren's mobility issues, Sabia has to perform many day to day tasks for Loren including changing his colostomy bags and showering him.

Loren's operation led to the removal of his genitalia as his pelvis had been completely crushed, leading to irksome questions about how he and his wife have sex.

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Responding to the question of sex on a Q&A, Loren's wife Sabia said the question was 'disrespectful'.

She said: "A question we get repeatedly is how do we have sex and how do we become intimate.

"That is a very personal question that we are never going to answer or allude to as it's very disrespectful.

"You wouldn't ask a random couple on the street how they have sex and just because our life circumstances are different, it doesn't give people the right to ask."

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