11-year-old boy killed by falling hay bale in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Authorities say an 11-year-old boy was killed after being crushed by a hay bale in Pennsylvania, a day after an 8-year-old in the area was seriously hurt in a farm equipment accident.

Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni tell Lancaster Online (http://bit.ly/1RBm2G3) the child was in a barn loosening hay to feed animals Tuesday. That's when a 1,200-pound bale fell about five feet, striking and pinning him beneath.

He says the child had been trapped for about 30 minutes before he was discovered.

Emergency personnel couldn't revive him.

On Monday, an 8-year-old boy suffered what officials called "very serious" injuries when his leg became stuck in a piece of equipment at a farm near Bird-in-Hand.

The boy was flown by to Hershey Medical Center. His condition wasn't available Thursday.

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