Hathorn Farms worker has died from injuries received after he was pinned underneath a tractor at Hathorn Farms in Stanley, Ontario County, NY
Todd Clausen, @ToddJClausen 9:36 a.m. EDT September 19, 2016
A 56-year-old West Bloomfield man has died after he was pinned under a farm tractor earlier this month.
The Ontario County Sheriff's Office said Robert Bassett was operating a tractor on Sept. 8 at Hathorn Farms in Stanley, Ontario County, when the vehicle drove off a silage pile and fell backward about 12 feet.
Deputies arrived to find the tractor standing up on its rear wheels with Bassett pinned underneath. Deputies said Bassett died on Sept. 17 from injuries suffered during the accident.
Paramedics performed CPR on Bassett before he was taken to F.F. Thompson Hospital and later flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital.