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Amish Minister Killed in Rural Farming Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

One person was killed in a farming accident that happened in Daviess County.

Details about the Fatal Farming Accident

WBIW News is reporting that a man was killed in a farming accident that happened in Rural Daviess County on Friday morning.

According to reports from the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, officers and other emergency crews responded to the scene of the accident at about 11 a.m. on Thursday in the 7020 block of East County Road 500 North, which is just north of Montgomery.

According to authorities, 41-year-old Andrew “Andy” Graber, who was an Amish minister, was working using a bean drill that was being pulled by a team of horses in a field near his home when the bean drill ran over him.

At this time, authorities do not believe there were any witnesses to the accident, so they are unsure exactly how the accident happened in the first place.

Important Information about Farming Accidents

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are hundreds of wrongful deaths of people involved in farming accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2012, there were a total of 374 farmers who were killed in work-related accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, about 167 farm workers suffer a lost-work-time related injury.
  • In 2012, there were an estimated 1,854,000 full-time agricultural workers in the United States.


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