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Man injured in hay baler accident

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:38 PM

The 29-year-old Holland Township man was working at the Berry Family of Nurseries farm, 15155 Fillmore St., near U.S. 31, shortly before 3:30 p.m. when his left leg got snagged in the machine.

"It appears at this time that the hay baler had jammed and (the man) had kicked his foot into the hay baler in efforts to unjam it," explained Lt. Steve Kempker of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department, "and he became stuck in the hay baler."

Ottawa County deputies, Grand Haven Township firefighters and the Ottawa County Technical Rescue Team worked for about an hour to dismantle the machine and to remove the man from it. He was then taken to North Ottawa Community Hospital for treatment.

Kempker said the extent of the man's injuries were not yet known. The man's name was not released.

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