Farming Accident

On October 23, 2018, at about 9:56am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators responded to 534 Pucker Road in the Town of Tyre for the report of a farming accident. Upon the arrival of Sheriff’s Deputies, the male victim’s arm was found to be stuck in a chain-operated shaft in a conveyor-style wood planing machine. The Magee Fire Department, Junius Fire Department, and North Seneca Ambulance also responded to the scene. The victim was freed from the machine by Firefighters and immediately flown to Upstate Medical Center by Lifenet Air Ambulance. The male victim was identified as Levi E. Schwartz, age 11, of the same address, who was working with the machine with his father prior to the accident. It appears that a piece of Schwartz’s clothing became stuck and pulled him into the shaft and trapped him. Schwartz suffered serious injuries to his arm and is currently undergoing medical treatment. The accident remains under investigation.