Boy hospitalized after farming accident

A 12 year-old Sioux City boy was seriously injured Monday after he was hit in the head by a gate as he was loading hogs into a trailer. According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s spokesman, the trailer’s brakes appear to have failed, causing it roll backwards into the gate.

The force of the impact caused the gate to heavily swing and hit the young boy in the head. He was incapacitated by the blow and was taken by ambulance to the Sioux Center Hospital.

No further information on his condition was given. As of Wednesday, the hospital no longer listed the boy as a patient.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a farming accident, contact the farm accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling (515) 225-2600.

Man suffers burns when field catches fire

An elderly man working alone in his field has suffered burns on his arms, legs, and face after a fire broke out last Thursday. The 80 year-old farmer was in his tractor cutting cornstalks at the time.

A neighboring farmer saw smoke coming from the field and immediately phoned 911. He says he had a fire break out in his field that morning as well. The man was taken to the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital, and then flown by Mercy One helicopter to the University of Iowa’s burn unit.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. More than eight fires were reported that day in Humboldt County and dozens more across northern Iowa after 50mph wind gusts swept through the region.

If you or someone you know has suffered severe burns in a fire, contact the Des Moines fire and explosion attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at (515) 225-2600.

Farmer dies when trench collapses

An Iowa farmer died in a farm accident Saturday. According to police reports, the man was repairing a drainage tile when a trench collapsed and buried him. 

When emergency officials arrived, they found the back hoe was still running and discovered the collapse trench, which was abou 7 feet deep. 

If you have lost a loved one in a farm accident, contact the Iowa farm accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600. 

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