2-year-old hurt after barn accident in Yates County

Mike Murphy. From MPN Now. Posted on April 22, 2017. Original article.

A 2-year-old Penn Yan boy was listed in satisfactory condition early Saturday evening after a farm accident on Welker Road.

According to Yates County sheriff’s deputies, the boy and his 4-year-old brother were at a barn with their father shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday.

 The 2-year-old climbed onto an operating feed conveyor and became pinched in the machinery, deputies said.

The father was able to rescue the boy, deputies said.

Penn Yan ambulance and firefighters responded to the scene, where the boy was flown by helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of a head injury.

The boy’s brother was not hurt, deputies said.

The boy was listed in satisfactory condition Saturday at Strong Memorial Hospital.


2017 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet released

Scott Heiberger. From National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. Posted on April 10, 2017. Original article.

Every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident, and each day, 33 children are injured according to the 2017 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet compiled by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety in Marshfield, Wis.
The leading sources of fatalities are machinery (25%), motor vehicles/ATVs (17%) and drowning (16%).
“There is no central database on childhood agricultural injuries,” said Barbara Lee, Ph.D., director of the National Children’s Center. “In putting together this fact sheet we draw upon the best available data from a variety of sources.”
Augmenting the data is the National Children’s Center’s news clippings database, AgInjuryNews.  With nearly 3,000 ag injury articles to query, the mobile responsive online system features search and filter options to find articles by state, date, injury agent, victim age and more. AgInjuryNews.org is used by safety researchers, insurers, manufacturers and health care professionals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics approves AgInjuryNews.org as a resource for state data analysts validating labor-related injuries and fatalities. Anyone can register to use AgInjuryNews.org.
The National Children’s Center is one of 11 Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Ontario toddler killed by heavy farm equipment

By CTV News Staff. From CTVnews. Posted on April 13, 2017. Original article.

Police are investigating the death of a young boy who was run over by a piece of heavy farm equipment early Thursday.

The incident occurred on a rural property about 120 kilometers west of Toronto, in the township of Woolwich, Ont. Waterloo regional police say they were called to a family farm around 11:30 a.m.

Police have confirmed the child, who is said to have been between two and three years old, was playing outside when he encountered the piece of machinery. A neighbour told CTV Kitchener it is unclear how the boy came to be run over. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Lamar Co. teen killed in tractor accident

Ryan Moore. From wmcactionnews5. Posted on April 14, 2017. Original article

A Lamar County teenager died Friday afternoon, after an accident involving a tractor.

According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, deputies responded to the scene in the 100 block of L. Williamson Road in Sumrall around 1:30 p.m.

“We got a report that a 15-year-old male had fallen off a tractor,” Rigel said. “There were two juveniles riding on the tractor, one fell off and was run over.”

Rigel added that Hickory Grove first responders performed CPR and the teenager was flown to Forrest General Hospital by Rescue 7 air ambulance.

According to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Jonathan Nobles, the teenage died from severe head trauma at Forrest General Hospital.

The name of the teenager is not being released at this time pending the notification of next of kin, according to Nobles.

“We are still investigating it, but it just seems like it’s just a tragic accident,” Rigel said.

8-year-old killed in ATV accident

Lauren Foreman. From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Posted on April 17, 2017. Original article.

An 8-year-old boy was killed when an ATV overturned and crushed him Sunday night in Gordon County.

Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and emergency workers were dispatched to a poultry farm, where the incident occurred on Old Boone Ford Road about 7:30 p.m. near Sonoraville, according to the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office.

The boy was taken to Gordon Hospital, where he later died.

“Our hearts go out to the family of this little boy in the wake of this tragedy,” Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a statement on the county sheriff’s website. “We can never put the sense of loss into words, but the family and friends he leaves behind are in our thoughts and prayers.”

Gordon County is about 65 miles north of downtown Atlanta.