A farming accident in Boone County on Monday, October 22, 2018, may cost a farmer his legs. A 72-year old farmer was working in a cornfield picking cane and weeds of the field, while his farmhand was driving a combine. According to the investigating officer, the farmhand did not see that the farmer was in front of the combine, and did not stop the combine, which caught the farmer. The farmer had been caught by his leg in the corn head of the combine, which strips the stalk and leaf away so that only the ear and corn husk enter the machine. Paramedics were called to the scene and took the farmer to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department has listed the farmer as being in stable condition on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. According to the Sherriff’s office, it is normal for young children and older farmers that own their own property to work out in the fields.
Not everyone that works on a farm, lives next to one or even shares the road with farming equipment. But for those who do, working around large farm equipment can be very dangerous. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or killed due to the negligence or reckless actions of another individual while operating large farming equipment, please contact the experienced legal team at Schiller Law Offices at 888-578-3100 or at IndyInjured.com to learn more about your potential right to compensation.