Child flown to hospital after farm accident

From Reading Eagle. Posted on Feb 15,2019. Original article.

An emergency helicopter flew a child injured in an accident on a Maxatawny Township farm Friday afternoon to a Lehigh County trauma center.

Initial reports indicated the helicopter was directed to a farm in the 700 block of Siegfriedale Road between Kunkle and Meadow roads about 5:40 p.m.

Emergency personnel said the victim was standing near a farm tractor when a wheel fell off striking the 12-year-old in the head. Emergency personnel reported the child was bleeding from the nose and ears but was conscious.

Northmor student, 16, dies from injuries at farm job

From Mans Field News Journal. Posted on Feb 5,2019. Original article.

BELLVILLE – A Northmor High School student died following injuries sustained while working at a farm in Knox County last weekend.

Ashtan William Russell, 16, of Bellville, died Sunday 3 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, according to his obituary.

Northmor High School Principal Benji Bethea said Ashtan was working on a farm at 19415 Waterford Road, Fredericktown, on Sunday afternoon.

Farm accident claims teen’s life

From Custer County Chronicle. Posted on Jan 10,2019. Original article.

A Custer County youth was the victim of a tractor rollover on the family ranch east of Fairburn on New Year’s Eve. 

Custer County Deputy Sheriff Jeff McGraw says 15 year-old Traven Bies was using a large John Deere tractor with a front-end loader and a bale mover on the back to feed cattle on a pasture trail at midday on Monday, Dec. 31. McGraw says Bies was hauling four large round bales on a trail along a ridge when the tractor apparently drifted off the right side of the trail causing it  to roll approximately two-and-a-half times down a steep embankment. 

McGraw says the tractor came to rest about 75 feet from where it left the roadway. He says the accident occurred about 2-and-a-half miles from the main road and about 7 miles east and north of Fairburn.

Cheerful boy who died after hit by bin tractor on family farm remembered by heartbroken family

From Posted on Jan 2,2019. Original article.

A ‘cheerful’ boy whose life was cut short after he was fatally hit by a bin has been remembered by his heartbroken family.

Darcy Membrey, two, was struck by a bin after it fell off a tractor towing farm machinery at their family dairy farm in Naringal on Wednesday morning.

He suffered severe crush wounds and his parents watched on in horror as he was treated by paramedics in his grandparent’s living room.

Child dies in farm accident in Maxatawny Township

From Reading Eagle. Posted on Dec 30,2018. Original article.

A 4-year-old boy died after a farm accident Saturday morning in Maxatawny Township.

MichaelLyn Wenger was struck by a manure spreader about 9:15 a.m. on a farm in the 400 block of High Street, according to officials from the Lehigh County coroner’s office.

He was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

His cause of death was blunt force trauma and was ruled accidental, according to the coroner’s office.

State police from the Reading station are conducting an investigation.

Northland boy now stable after being critically injured in motorbike accident

Posted on Dec 24,2018. Original article.

A young boy was thrown 15 metres in the air before hitting a metal trailer after he came off his dirt bike on a Northland farm.

The boy was critically injured in the accident, which happened after the bike he was riding hit a concrete lip at a property in Topuni on Sunday.

Auckland Westpac Helicopter Trust media liaison spokesman Lincoln Davies said the boy was airlifted to hospital at 12:30pm.