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Albion man seriously injured in farm accident in Yates

Posted at: 10/11/2012 4:58 PM

An Albion man was seriously injured Thursday afternoon as a result of a farm accident in the town of Yates.

The accident happened at 12:30pm in an apple orchard off the 12100 block of Platten Road.

Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies say David S. Klopp, 43, of Albion, was operating a tractor that was pulling a mower deck. Sheriff’s Deputies say something went wrong with machinery and when Klopp tried to fix it, his clothing and left arm got stuck.

Klopp was able to free himself and walk to a nearby residence. He was flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital.

 

The equipment is owned by Scott Woodworth. Woodworth told sheriff’s deputies that Klopp is a buddy who occasionally works for him, but is not an employee.