Illinois man injured in Ottawa County farming accident

Becky Vargo • Nov 4, 2016 at 10:45 AM

POLKTON TWP. — A 31-year-old Illinois man was injured in a farming accident Friday morning at an Ottawa County farm.

Fernando Morales-Mora of Dixon, Ill., was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids in stable condition following the 7:06 a.m. incident, according to Sgt. Jay Douglas of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Morales-Mora walked into the path of a front-end loader, which was moving feed for cattle at Beaver Creek Farms, Douglas said. The driver of the front-end loader did not see the man walk in front of him, police said.

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