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Manure pits can claim lives


June 20, 2012
By Lancaster Online

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Manure lagoons can be deadly.

June 20, 2012 – On the afternoon of May 23, 2012, a quiet 14-year-old Peach Bottom, PA, boy named Cleason Nolt somehow slipped into a liquid manure pit where he was working on a large Kennedyville, Md., dairy farm and died.

Cleason’s 18-year-old brother, Kelvin, and 48-year-old father, Glenn, who were agitating and pumping the lagoon, also vanished into the pit.

A family member who drove to the scene that evening after the Nolts failed to respond to cellphone calls found only a parked pickup truck and two tractors, their engines switched on.

The three bodies were recovered the next day. READ MORE