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Manure hose malfunction injures farmer, employees


December 27, 2017, Adams, NY — The owner of a New York dairy and three workers suffered possible broken bones and other injuries recently after they were struck by a faulty and erratic manure hose at the farm.

The local assistant fire chief said the owner and three farmhands were emptying the manure pit on the farm using a high-pressured drag house connected to a tractor but an unspecified malfunction sent the hose flying toward them. The four individuals suffered various injuries in the accident, including broken hands, possible leg, pelvis, back, and face fractures and other “blunt force trauma” related injuries. READ MORE