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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Farm accident: Two in critical condition

  • Two men who were injured in a farm accident over the weekend remained hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday night.
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  • Two men who were injured in a farm accident over the weekend remained hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday night.
    A report released by the Pottawatomie County sheriff’s office on Wednesday shows Troy Ray Garrison, 76, and Billy Stewart, 73, were injured during that incident on Sunday.
    Both were listed in critical condition Wednesday night at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, a hospital spokeswoman said.
    The report shows Deputy J. Michael Massey responded about 6:16 p.m. Sunday to the area of Kings Road and Macarthur in the Shawnee area following a farm accident.
    When he arrived, two paramedics were in a field administering care to two farm workers lying in a freshly plowed field. The report shows the two had been run over by a John Deere tractor that was pulling a 12-row planter.
    Prior to the accident, the two men and the driver of the tractor were discussing a leak in a hose on the planter.
    “The injured, Stewart and Garrison, went to the rear of the tractor to inspect the planter,” the report shows, but the tractor driver was unaware of their location when he returned to the tractor to begin planting again.
    The tractor driver, identified as Jackie Ross, 61, returned to the cab of the tractor and continued planting south to the end of the field before turning around and planting to the north. The report shows Ross was unaware he had run over the two men until he saw them in the field.
    Medi Flight helicopter ambulances responded to the area and transported Stewart and Garrison to OU Medical Center for emergency care.
    Shawnee firefighters, REACT paramedics and deputies also worked that scene.
     
     
     
     
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