Amish Boy Killed in Farming Accident
A young Amish boy was killed in a farming accident in New York.
Details about the Fatal Farming Accident
According to the authorities who responded to the scene of the accident, the boy was operating a horse-drawn manure spreader early on Saturday morning on the family farm in the St. Lawrence County town of Hammond, which is on the Canadian border, about 100 miles north of Syracuse.
New York State Troopers have indicated that the boy fell off of the piece of machinery and hit his head. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Investigators who are working the circumstances of the incident have said that someone who was passing by at the time of the accident witnessed what happened and notified the family of the boy’s death.
At this point in the investigation, police and investigators have not released the name of the victim to the press.
Important Information about Child Workers
- 374 farm workers were killed from a work-related injury in 2012.
- 23 percent of injuries to youth involved machinery.
- About 113 children under the age of 20 die every year from farm-related injuries.