Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Man Dies In Hendry Farm Accident

Farm Tractor Hits Power Line

CLEWISTON, FL. -- On January 10, 2011, at approximately 2:20 pm, Hendry County Deputies responded to the area of Blumberg Road off of County Road 835 after receiving a report of an accident involving a tractor and pull behind sprayer. A 25 year old workers was found dead.

When arriving on scene Deputies discovered both the tractor and spray rig burning.  It appeared that the spray rig had come into contact with a power line causing it to catch on fire.

After fire personnel arrived on scene and were able to extinguish the flames, the farm equipment was removed from the scene.  It was at this time that emergency personnel on scene were able to locate the tractor operator. 

The driver of the tractor was identified as 25 year old, Sainer Robledo Garcia of Lake Harbor, Florida.  The cause of death at this time is unknown.

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