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Amish Boy Killed in Farming Accident in Lancaster County Pennsylvania

A teenage Amish boy died when he became trapped under mule-driven equipment on a central Pennsylvania farm on November 9, 2012. Police said the 14-year-old boy was operating a disc pulled by three or four mules when he became trapped in Leacock Township, Lancaster County. He fell from the equipment's platform and under the rig. His death was ruled an accident. Whenever anyone is killed in an accident, the family should retain a wrongful death lawyer.

Agriculture is among the most dangerous occupations in the nation. Each day about 500 agricultural workers suffer lost-work-time injuries, 5 percent of which result in permanent impairment (National Center for Farmworker Health Inc.). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture held the third highest death rate among major U.S. industries in 2002 with 789 fatalities. That equates to a fatality rate of 22.7 per 100,000 employed.

Farming remains one of the most dangerous jobs. Chemicals used in farming can cause illness and death. On large-scale farms, heavy industrial machines are rigorously used to manage the crops, and these can malfunction and cause injury or death. Farm accident liability cases continue to rise. These cases largely cover the following liability issues:

1. Farm vehicle rollovers

2. Products causing explosions or burns

3. Industrial machinery and equipment accidents

4. Failure to guard against moving parts

5. Accidents with tractors

6. Gas tank explosions

Pennsylvania farm workers often have nowhere to turn to protect themselves and their investment when a farm accident occurs. At the Lassen Law Firm, we understand the unique dangers involved in farming in the Northeast, and we specialize in fighting for compensation when these farm accidents occur. We are committed to protecting the American farmer from negligence and equipment failures and suing for due compensation for their losses. If you have lost a loved one in a farming accident or have suffered a loss from a farming accident, please contact the Lassen Law Firm for a free consultation.

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