Man chopped in half by forklift bravely shares horrifying photo from the scene
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A man who was who was chopped in half by a forklift has bravely shared a photo from the horrifying scene that changed his live forever.
Schauers was pinned to the ground beneath the four-ton vehicle, leaving him with life changing injuries.
The builder lost three limbs as a result of the accident and he made the brave decision to let medics perform hemicorporectomy surgery - where everything below his waist was amputated - to save his life.
And now, three years on from the accident, the labourer has made the brave decision to share pictures of the moment that nearly killed him.
Pictures show a forklift on its side off the side of a steep hill, with Schauers not visible under it.
On Instagram, he said: "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."
At the time, now wife Sabia Reiche, now 23, was told by doctors Schauers would not survive and said goodbye to him a staggering six times.
Miraculously, he pulled through, but it has been a bumpy ride on his road to recovery.
Speaking about the accident, Schauers previously said: "I was conscious throughout everything so I actually watched as the forklift fell on top of me and crushed my body.
"Every medical professional I come across is pretty amazed by everything, especially with the story that comes along with my injuries.
"It wasn't a hard choice to have half of my body amputated - it was basically a choice of living or dying.
"With Sabia assuring to stay by my side no matter what and all my immediate family being around me, it really wasn’t a hard choice for me!"
He shares life updates with their fans, with Reiche by his side through all his health problems and daily needs.
In a recent Q&A the pair were asked how they have sex, to which Reiche replying saying the question was 'disrespectful'.
She said: "A question we get repeatedly is how do we have sex and how do we become intimate," she said.
"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."