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TG    Posted 03-04-2009 at 04:13:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • A 4-year-old boy died this evening when he fell off a tractor and was run over by a brush hog in a pasture west of Chickasha, Grady County sheriff's Sgt. David Jacobs said.
    The boy's identity was not released.

    About 7 p.m., the boy was riding on the fender of a tractor driven by a family friend when the tractor hit a bump, Jacobs said. The tractor was pulling the mowing implement that ran over the boy.

    The boy died at the scene.

    Jacobs said he did not know who owns the land, but said the pasture was near County Road 1420 and Lake Burtchi Road west of Chickasha.

    As with any accidental death, the sheriff's office will report its findings to the district attorney, who will determine if anyone is at fault in the accident, Jacobs said. The identity of the driver was not released.

    Mark B. Williams    Posted 11-17-2009 at 16:35:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • This is so sad...regardless of blame. My heart really goes out to all involved.


    Russ SoCal    Posted 03-15-2009 at 17:11:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I hate to read of senseless accidentas, especially those involving children.
    When are people going to realize the manufacturers put fenders on tractors for safety? Not seats!

    Larry (TX)    Posted 03-22-2009 at 12:31:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You hit it on the head Russ about fenders being primarily for safety. The mfg's. also install a single seat on moving farm machinery and construction equipment (for the operator only) and you'd think folks with even a little sense would know the reason for that.


    Greg in MN    Posted 03-18-2009 at 19:46:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That guy should be charged. If I don't have a designated sitter for the kids, the tractor does not run. Kids shouldn't be around the equipment when its running. One they are a distraction for the driver, and they can so easily get hurt. I don't know how old they have to be to be around equipment, I think it depends on the young man or women. I have a 11 year old that I know is still not ready. She is just too flighty.

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