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Elderly man killed after tractor accident (New York)

An 82-year-old Schroeppel man was killed yesterday when a tractor fell on him.

Oswego County Sheriff's deputies say Albert Webber was working on property when the tractor tipped over, pinning him underneath.

The accident happened just before four at Webber's farm on County Route 57.

No word on what may have caused the tractor to tip over.
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CONNECTICUT NEWS

Man Dies When Construction Equipment Overturns
9:55 PM EDT, October 24, 2006

HADDAM, Conn. -- A construction worker was killed this afternoon when a landscaping tractor he was operating overturned, police said.

The man was operating a Bobcat tractor on an incline when the accident occurred about 4 p.m. He was part of a crew working on a home in the Haddam Neck section of town.

His name has not been released. State police are investigating.
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Man killed in tractor accident: East Parry Sound District Canada

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ARMOUR: An accident in Armour township resulted in the death of a 69-year-old local man on Sunday, October 15.
At about 2:30 p.m., John Mayhew was operating a tractor on his Pevensey Road property when the vehicle accidentally rolled over an embankment.

Almaguin Highlands OPP responded, along with Burk’s Falls firefighters and a representative of the coroner’s office.

The investigation is continuing under the direction of constable Rosemary Coffey, in conjuntion with the coroner’s office.
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Boy still hospitalized after mowing accident

Sunday, October 22, 2006 Clark County, Washington
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A Battle Ground-area 7-year-old remained in critical condition Saturday night after a mowing accident Friday.

Colton R. Tanninen was flown to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland on Friday after he was struck in the head with a rock thrown from a mower.

Sheriff's Sgt. Peg Prather said paramedics were called to 10020 N.E. 246th Circle, in the Daybreak neighborhood, shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. Prather said a family member had been using a field mower pulled behind a tractor when the machine struck and threw a rock.
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Farmer sentenced for son's death
Court orders Amish father to teach farm safety.

By Janet Kelley And Cindy Stauffer
Lancaster New Era

Published: Oct 24, 2006 1:56 PM EST

LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - An Amish man, whose son was killed in a farming accident last March, was ordered today in court to teach others about farm safety.

Enos King, standing before Judge Joseph Madenspacher in a dark suit, green shirt, his straw hat in his hands, spoke only to acknowledge that he understood the sentence today.

King, 54, of Horseshoe Road, was accepted into Lancaster County Court’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program.

His record will be cleared if he successfully completes the program, which includes a one-year probation, a $150 fine and costs, and completion of 50 hours of community service, instructing the farming community on farm safety with a special emphasis on the safety of children.

“This was a tragedy,’’ Judge Joseph Madenspacher told King. “You have my condolences. Perhaps something good can come out of this.’’

King, accompanied by his wife, Sarah, declined to talk to reporters after the sentencing.

Defense attorney Douglas Cody said his client asked him to thank the Amish and non-Amish community for the overwhelming support he’s received during the difficult months since his son’s death.

Assistant District Attorney Jeff Conrad said the purpose of the sentence was never to punish King, because he’s already been punished by what happened, but to help the farming community.

King, 54, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment in the accidental death of his 8-year-old son, Daniel, at the family’s farm.

King asked his son to climb into a tractor-powered feed grinder and help close a small window that had opened, and he stopped the operation of the machine.

The boy climbed inside the machine to close the window. King then forgot the boy was there and turned on the machine, killing him.

The resulting criminal charges upset King’s friends and neighbors in East Lampeter Township, who said the charges just added to the troubles of the already grieving family.

The charges followed an $11,660 federal government fine of a Pequea Township Amish farmer, whose 13-year-old nephew was killed in a farming accident in the summer of 2005. Government officials said the farmer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by allowing his nephew to operate a hay conditioner, which hit a hole, threw the teen to the ground and then ran over him.

Local farming families and their advocates said such actions threaten the farming lifestyle that is particularly followed by Amish families, whose children participate in the sometimes dangerous work of a farm.

However, District Attorney Donald Totaro said the charges were appropriate because King placed his son in a very dangerous spot inside the grinder.

The court proceeding was delayed after King was critically injured in August when he was struck by a car while driving horse-drawn farm equipment in the 2000 block of Horseshoe Road.

He underwent emergency surgery for a head injury and damage to his organs.
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Jury deadlocks, judge declares mistrial in fatal hunting accident
ST. ALBANS, Vt. -- A judge declared a mistrial Friday after a jury deadlocked in the case of a 19-year-old deer hunter who fatally shot a farmer as he sat in his tractor.


The jury deliberated unsuccessfully for nine hours before telling Vermont District Judge Ben Joseph it could not reach a verdict on the involuntary manslaughter charge against 19-year-old Collin Viens.

Viens, 19, of Georgia, was charged in the Nov. 23, 2005 death of Rejean Lussier, 60.

Prosecutors said Viens was responsible for Lussier's death by failing to follow safe hunting practices when he placed his finger on the trigger, removed the safety lock and aimed at something other than a deer.

The defense said Viens was an inexperienced hunter who didn't intentionally aim his gun at the tractor.

The seven-woman, five-man jury, which began deliberating just after 12 noon Friday, emerged twice to ask questions about the legal definition of criminal negligence and other terms. But when the forewoman told Joseph just after 9 p.m. that they still couldn't reach a verdict, he asked if there was any reason for them to continue. She said no.

Lussier's widow, Bonnie Lussier, left the courthouse in tears alongside one of the couple's daughters. She made no comments.

"There's no closure," said Casey O'Brien, Russier's son-in-law. "We're still without a relative. We're still without punishment."

Viens, who sobbed at the defense table as the judge instructed the jury before deliberations, showed no emotion when Joseph announced the mistrial.

"I'm obviously disappointed we didn't reach a verdict," said Franklin County State's Attorney Jim Hughes. "Both sides really wanted this matter to be done today. But it just didn't happen."

He said the state has 30 days to decide whether to seek to try Viens again.

Viens, who didn't take the stand in the trial, initially said he shot a coyote, but he later broke down and told police what had happened.

"Essentially he was playing with his gun, took it off safety, put his finger on the trigger, was swinging around looking through the scope, as he put it, when the tractor was in his scope the gun went off," Hughes said earlier Friday.
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One year after a tragedy

CIVIL COURT: Family sues pumpkin patch, owners say they weren't at fault

BY MARC CHASE
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This story ran on nwitimes.com on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 12:33 AM CDT

Norman Harris says he lives daily with the memory of a 16-year-old's death on his Lowell farm and seasonal pumpkin patch last year, but was not at fault.

The parents of Travis Duncan, of Hebron, however, disagree and have filed a lawsuit against Harris in Lake County civil court.

The Duncans are seeking unspecified damages for the alleged wrongful death of their son. Their lawsuit contends the business operators were negligent in organizing and supervising hayrides, specifically by encouraging seasonal workers -- including Travis Duncan -- to come "in dangerous proximity" to a moving hayride in order to scare riders.

Travis' father, Gerald Duncan, declined comment Tuesday when contacted by The Times, saying the case remains in litigation.

Norman Harris and his wife, Cindy Harris, who together run the farm and the seasonal Norm's Pumpkin Patch, contend the boy's death was an unfortunate accident.

In legal paperwork, the Harrises specifically deny the lawsuit's allegations, arguing they were not negligent. They contend any claims should be brought under the state workers' compensation law and that the family already has been compensated for medical bills.

Lake Superior Court Judge John Pera has been appointed special judge on the case. Both sides have agreed to give an arbitrator until next spring to try to handle the case out of court, documents indicate.

The Harris couple says Travis Duncan, an employee of Norm's Pumpkin Patch last year, was running to get into position to greet haunted hayride participants when he slipped and hit his head on a stationary tractor, causing injuries that led to his death. Norman Harris said he was driving the tractor just prior to the incident -- with a farm trailer full of hayride participants.

An Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration probe of the incident yielded no safety violations on the part of the pumpkin patch.

"In all of our 19 years, we have only had the one accident," Cindy Harris said. "We're very safe here."

But a report from the Cook County medical examiner's office, which performed the autopsy after Duncan was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center, said the youth died from head injuries after being struck by the tractor.

Cindy Harris said the incident still plagues the business. The pumpkin patch, in operation for 19 years, used to see 30 to 40 visitors daily in the weeks before Halloween, but now is down to two or three visitors daily, she said.
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Truck driver dies after soybean accident
By Jeff Dankert | Winona Daily News

A Witoka man died Thursday morning in a Rochester hospital after a soybean hopper collapsed on his truck Wednesday near Altura.

Leroy Robert Bronk, 41, was inside the cab of a tractor-trailer loading soybeans from an overhead grain silo when the silo collapsed, landing on top of the cab.

Bronk died at 5 a.m. at St. Marys Hospital.

The accident occurred at Brian Moran Pioneer Products off County Road 31, four miles north of Altura.

Rescuers cut the cab open to remove Bronk, who was buried in grain for perhaps 15 minutes, Brand said. Altura Ambulance and firefighters revived Bronk at the scene and a helicopter took him to Rochester.

The Kenworth truck belonged to Nahrgang Harvesting Service of Altura.

Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston, Minn.
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Injured on the farm
By Repps Hudson
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
10/22/2006

NEW LONDON, MO. — In April 2005, Andy Leake was repairing a tractor when he slipped and fell flat on his back on a concrete slab.

Two days later, when he leaned over to pick up a 50-pound bag of seed corn, his life changed.

Although Leake, 36, had been injured earlier on the farm — at 18, his overalls snagged in a moving tractor wheel — last year he joined the ranks of men, women and children who farm despite sometimes crippling disabilities.

"I was in agonizing pain. It was terrible," said Leake, who uses a powered wheelchair as he runs a family farm of 2,800 acres in Ralls County, about 100 miles northwest of St. Louis. "I had pain across my chest. It was like a belt, all the way around." Advertisement

Tests at a hospital in Columbia, Mo., showed that Leake had broken several thoracic vertebrae. In surgery, doctors fused six. Leake also has diabetes and requires daily insulin shots.

During the corn and soybean harvests, Leake likes to operate a combine, although he must use a skid loader to elevate him to the machine's cab and lower him to the ground.

"Basically, I'm proving I can do it," Leake said, echoing the can-do attitude common among disabled farmers, regardless of their injuries. "I could stay in the house doing my book work, but to keep my sanity, I've got to run some machinery."

Farming is the most dangerous profession in America on a per-capita basis, according to federal data. The Missouri Department of Agriculture says on its website that more than 700 farmers and ranchers die each year in farm accidents nationwide. Neither Missouri nor Illinois has current accident figures.

Unlike the two other most-dangerous occupations, mining and construction, farming is virtually unregulated. Most farmers are independent businessmen and women who reject what they view as the "nanny" role of government.

"I just want to make it on my own," said Barkley Pritchett, 52, also from Ralls County. Years ago, he crushed several vertebrae when he fell from a hay wagon. Six months later, he was back on a combine.

Recently, he was working alone, cutting trees with a chain saw, when an 8-inch branch hit him in the right hip, then slid down his leg, breaking his knee and ankle.

"It was kinda tough," said Pritchett, who has returned to farming full time using a leg brace. After the limb hit his leg, he crawled to an all-terrain vehicle, then went to his pickup and drove himself home. His wife took him to the hospital in Hannibal, Mo., about 20 miles away.

Fewer than 2 million people nationwide are involved in agriculture, raising and harvesting crops and caring for livestock. Farmers and farm workers operate dangerous equipment, often alone and in remote areas far from hospitals or emergency aid. Many implements are big, quick and dangerous. Sleeves, shirttails and pant cuffs can get caught in the moving parts and pull a farmer into the deadly machinery.

Farmers may take risks

Farmers sometimes take unnecessary risks as they try to save time and get work done while outdoor conditions are favorable.

For instance, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, an average of 110 farm workers nationwide were killed each year between 1992 and 2000 in tractor rollovers, even though manufacturers equip their new machines with roll bars and seat belts. Older tractors may lack seat belts, but even on the newer equipment many farmers will not use them, safety experts say.

"Over 60 percent of the tractors in Missouri do not have rollover protective structures," said David Baker, assistant dean of University of Missouri's Extension Service and an expert on the dangers of farming. "We don't put a value on the person in the seat. We put a value on the hardware."

Furthermore, in the United States, "We typically don't regulate family labor," Baker said.

However, said Karen Funkenbusch, rural safety and health expert with University of Missouri Extension, the way to change the sometimes-careless habits of farmers is to convince them that they could incur huge costs if they are injured.

Funkenbusch often speaks to groups about working safely on the farm. "I sell it to them in business terms," she said. "If they do not take care of their health and safety, if they get hurt, who will help them put out their crops? Who will help them with their dairy cows? Who will help them run their farm, their business?"

Funkenbusch believes all the education efforts to make farmers and their families aware of the dangers haven't made farming much safer.

"We keep doing it, but people are not changing their behavior," Funkenbusch said. After years in farm-safety education, she thinks government should regulate farm safety, just as it does aspects of other businesses.

"The equipment is engineered to be good. It's the people who take off the guards" covering belts, chains and other fast-moving parts, she said, noting that some farmers follow the same principle as drivers who disable air bags or refuse to use seat belts.

"We'll regulate a mine, or where you work, construction sites," she said. "But, 'Don't come out on my farm.' Why don't we regulate agriculture as a business?" She noted also that, "We don't have a standard way to collect information on agricultural health and safety."

A hand from AgrAbility

When Leake was recovering from his fall and the subsequent surgery, he was referred to Brad Marsh of Columbia, Mo., a coordinator who works with the AgrAbility Project, a 16-year-old federal program that helps injured farmers get back to work.

With Marsh's help, Leake was able to get a Kubota ATV that helps him get around his farm and to install automatic doors on his grain truck that he could control from the cab.

Leake estimated that his hospital and recovery bills totaled $100,000, but AgrAbility helped only with devices to help him return to farming. He said he paid the health costs himself.

Marsh said farmers, as independent businesspeople, aren't getting special treatment from AgrAbility. Other high-risk professions have vocational-rehabilitation programs, while anyone connected to agriculture who becomes disabled, regardless of the cause, can tap into AgrAbility staff expertise and funds.

"My job is to assist people who want to keep working in agriculture," Marsh said. "We want to help them in their homes and in their communities."

One such injured farm worker is Darrell Fick, 33, a heavy-equipment operator whose family owns and farms about 2,400 acres in St. Louis and Montgomery counties. A pickup accident left Fick paralyzed below the mid-chest.

Before Fick was injured, he drove tractors, combines and other equipment with his three brothers. Today, thanks to help from AgrAbility, he can drive a specially equipped Ford F-350 flatbed pickup to a construction site, where he uses an electric-powered lift to move himself into the cab of a piece of heavy equipment. Ten days ago, he was running an excavator at a cement plant in Wildwood.

"I am back at work because of the help from friends and family," Fick said. "I'm lucky to be working. My employer told me he'd take me back. He said he didn't think there'd be any major issues."

Getting back to work

That ability to return to work is the key goal of AgrAbility and the state's vocational-rehab program, said Sadye Gartland, who worked with Fick to help him get the lift on his truck, a wheelchair and modifications to his car so he could return to work.

Gartland said injured workers who want to be productive again are a gain for the state, which may have spent many thousands of dollars equipping their homes and job sites. "If they're paying taxes, they're getting back into the system," she said. "The long-term benefits outweigh the costs."

Gartland knows of only one company that makes custom equipment for disabled farmers. That is Life Essentials, a husband-and-wife-owned operation in Brookston, Ind. Hubert Von Holten, 68, paralyzed by polio when he was 5, and Kathy Smith cater to injured people with farm ties like Fick. Sometimes they will custom-make a lift for a truck at their company headquarters, as they did for Fick.

Sometimes they go to a farm to design and make the equipment to lift a farmer into his tractor or combine. "Most farmers, if they are motivated, you give them the tools to work and they'll do it," said Von Holten.

"And their wives, they get a big smile on their face when they see (their husbands) can be back out in the barnyard. He's not going to be around the house anymore."

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Teenager in Hospital After Tractor Accident Iowa

A Grundy County teenager is in the hospital after his tractor rolled into a ditch. It happened just after 10am Sunday at the intersections of 160th Street and J Avenue in Grundy County.

According to the sheriff, 18-year-old Kyle Plaehn of Lincoln was pulling an auger with a John Deere tractor when he went into the ditch trying to make a turn.
He was pinned underneath the tractor.

Plaehn was airlifted to Covenant Hospital in Waterloo.
There's no word on his condition.
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Garden tractor tips, kills driver in Port Washington

(Published Monday, October 16, 2006 10:21:58 AM CDT)
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. - A man cutting the lawn while riding a large garden tractor was killed Sunday when the vehicle tipped over, tumbled down an embankment and rolled onto him, authorities said.

The accident was reported at 1:27 p.m. as the man was using the tractor with a rear mower deck to cut the lawn on the embankment in the town of Port Washington, the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department said.

Robert Welton, 68, of the town of Port Washington was unresponsive after sheriff's Sgt. Brian Glocke and citizens lifted the 2,300-pound tractor slightly and pulled him out from under it, the sheriff's department said.

Welton was taken by ambulance to Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee where he was pronounced dead.
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Tractor Fatally Runs Over Man Near Temecula
TEMECULA, Calif. A man died Saturday after being run over by a tractor near Temecula, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The accident was reported at 10:30 a.m. in the 3900 block of Calle Breve in the community of Sage, just east of Temecula, fire spokesman Patrick Chandler said.

The man died at the scene.
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Death crash cyclist was listening to stereo
A teenage cyclist was crushed under the wheels of a tractor as he listened to his personal stereo, an inquest was told.

Bradley Dargavel, 14, from Garstang Road, Barton, was travelling towards Broughton crossroads on his BMX bike to meet his friends when the accident happened on June 14.

Preston Coroner's Court heard how the Broughton Business and Enterprise College pupil did not look where he was going before trying to cross the busy A6.

Tractor driver Ian Pye had turned right from Whittingham Lane and was on the A6 travelling towards Garstang. He did not have time to stop before colliding with the youngster, who was not wearing a helmet.

Bradley was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital suffering from fractures to his skull, arms and legs and from internal injuries. He never regained consciousness.

Leroy Lee told the court that he saw the teenager ride in front of his Vauxhall Vectra seconds before he was crushed by the tractor, which was also pulling a trailer. He said: "I saw him in my mirror then he came in front of me and started across the road. I thought he saw the tractor too late and he tried to get away."

Accident investigator PC Richard Roberts said: "The driver wasn't in a position to avoid this collision. Bradley was wearing a pair of earphones and was listening to a personal stereo, which may have contributed to the accident."

Assistant deputy coroner Carolyn Singleton recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Outside court Bradley's mother Debbie, 38, who works for supermarket firm Booths, said she did not blame Mr Pye for her son's death.
She said: "It's just been a terrible tragic accident."
17 October 2006
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A 7-year-old boy was flown to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh after an accident Friday night in North Sewickley Township.

The boy was injured when he fell from a trailer during a hay ride and was run over by a wheel of the tractor, according to WPXI-TV.

No further information was available. North Sewickley police did not return calls to The Times on Saturday.
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