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Schuyler man suffers severe injuries after becoming entangled in combine harvester

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A 40-year-old man was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre with grave injuries to his right foot and ankle following a farming mishap on Friday, Oct. 13.


The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident occurred around 9:20 a.m. on Bergan Farm, situated at the intersection of State Route 224 and Pertl Road in the town of Catharine.

The man became entangled in a corn combine harvester while it was operating.

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Officials noted the man, who wasn’t affiliated with Bergan Farm, was taking a shortcut through the cornfield, which had limited visibility.

The unsuspecting farmer operating the combine was unaware of the man’s presence when the accident took place.