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Boy hurt in accident on Amish farm

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TROY, Minn. (KTTC) -- A young boy was seriously hurt in an accident on an Amish farm near Troy about noon on Wednesday.

The Winona County Sheriff's Office says a four-year-old boy and his brother were climbing on a manure spreader on their farm about two miles east of Troy.  A team of horses was hitched to the spreader at the time.

The horses got spooked by the boys and started running; the four-year-old boy fell and was grazed in the head by the manure spreader.

He was airlifted to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester by Mayo One.

"At first the word we got was that the child was run over chest to feet, but after we got to the scene and assessed the situation, it was more like the boy was grazed in the head as the spreader went by," said Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude.  "He was alert and conscious and squeezing the hand of the deputy, but his injury was serious enough that he was airlifted."

Officials declined to provide the name of the boy or his family, so it's not possible to check on his condition this morning at St. Marys Hospital.

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