Eastern Iowa Man Hospitalized After Being Plowed By Own Tractor
**Featured image is not connected to the farm accident, it is a stock image of a farm plow. **
Farming is a dangerous profession. From working around grain bins to large livestock, and even the fields, you never know what will pop up.
And that unexpected aspect can lead to accidents and injuries if you’re not careful, which is what happened in Linn County over the weekend.
On Saturday, August 20th at around 3 pm, Linn County Deputies, Linn County Sheriff’s Rescue, Troy Miller Fire, Alburnett Fire, and Center Point Ambulance were called to a field to respond to a farm accident. The accident had happened behind 5847 Troy Mills Road.
When officials arrived at the scene, they found that 52-year-old James Weighton had been dragged by his tractor plow. Weighton was using his 1934 John Deere tractor to plow a field alongside members of his local tractor club.
While he was making a turn at the end of the field, his tractor hit a log that had been covered by grass which threw him from the tractor. He was caught in the plow which dragged him 40 yards before he finally fell free.
Weighton was cared for at the scene before being airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics where he is currently being treated for serious injuries.
There were no other members of the club that were injured in the accident.
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