Farm work in Lancaster County is always abnormally dangerous compared to many professions and ways of life. However, the number of serious farming accidents (and related deaths) this year still stand out in an unfortunate manner.
To date, three children have died in farm-related accidents in the central Pennsylvania County this year alone. This week, a fourth was killed in an accident involving a skid loader just before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, according to authorities.
The details of this latest accident are still emerging. Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni told reporters that an 18-month-old child died of multiple traumatic injuries arising from the skid loader accident, but Township police are still trying to determine what happened.
The fatal Lancaster farm accident is the fourth-such tragedy in recent months. In October, a 3-year-old girl was run over by a tractor in Little Britain Township, and a 5-year-old boy was killed by a skid loader in Sadsbury Township. In February, a 9-year-old boy was killed when a feed car overturned on him on a farm west of Ephrata.
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We urge all central Pennsylvania residents to use the utmost levels of caution when working around or driving with children. However, we understand that accidents happen when negligent parties are present. If you or a family member has been harmed by a negligent person or driver, call the Lancaster PA accident lawyers of HHR Law today.
If you or a family member has been injured or even killed by a negligent party, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation as a result. To learn more about this possibility, contact the Lancaster PA accident attorneys of HHR today. You can call our conveniently located office today, or request a free, no-obligation consultation at a time that is good for you by visiting our contact page.