Aero-med called after farming accident in Barry County

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HASTINGS TOWNSHIP, Mich.- A 19-year-old man was air-lifted to Spectrum Butterworth, Sunday afternoon after getting his foot caught in a piece of farming equipment.


Aero-Med leaving the scene.

According to fire personnel at the scene, the accident happened around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the 4500 block of E. State Street in Hastings Township.

The 19-year-old man got his foot caught between the bucket loader and the skid steer on a piece of farming equipment he was using.

Aero-Med was called to the scene to take the victim to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids for treatment.

His condition is unknown at this time.

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  • Oona Houlihan

    There was actually an interesting an interesting statistic a few years ago where a research team simulated the death toll from traffic and occupational accidents if the cars and working environment and the ambulance services would still be like in the 1950s. And in fact the death toll would be in the millions. So, effectively, the dangers in traffic and in the workplace have multiplied, however, rescue services are more densely located, they respond much faster and modern medicine is much more advanced to deal with casualties and the prevention is better (air bags, anti-skid, automatic detection of limbs in machinery before they’re cut off etc.).

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