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Sheriff discusses farming accident that killed 5-year-old boy in Reno County

RENO COUNTY, Kan. UPDATE: Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson released more information Wednesday on a farming accident that left a 5-year-old dead.

Henderson says the sheriff’s office received a call Tuesday evening about a child possibly trapped in a grain bin. When they arrived, they learned the child had been standing on the front of a trailer with his brother where someone was removing grain from a bin by an auger.
Henderson says another member of the family who was using the auger told the boys to get down because “it was unsafe on the front of the trailer. Henderson says that’s when the 5-year-old tried to climb down but his pant leg was caught in the power takeoff of the tractor.

The boy is identified as Adam Schrock. Sheriff Henderson says Adam came from a farming family and was around farming equipment his whole life. He says nobody is at fault for what happened, and calls the situation a “horrible accident.”

“This family is so strong. They were checking on our welfare as we were checking on them. Amazing faith in their family,” said Henderson.

Henderson says people from the community were at the home within an hour of accident offering support for the family. The family is asking for privacy at this time.

From KWCH12. Posted on Jul 2, 2019. Original Article

Sheriff discusses farming accident that killed 5-year-old boy in Reno County

RENO COUNTY, Kan. UPDATE: Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson released more information Wednesday on a farming accident that left a 5-year-old dead.

Henderson says the sheriff’s office received a call Tuesday evening about a child possibly trapped in a grain bin. When they arrived, they learned the child had been standing on the front of a trailer with his brother where someone was removing grain from a bin by an auger.
Henderson says another member of the family who was using the auger told the boys to get down because “it was unsafe on the front of the trailer. Henderson says that’s when the 5-year-old tried to climb down but his pant leg was caught in the power takeoff of the tractor.

The boy is identified as Adam Schrock. Sheriff Henderson says Adam came from a farming family and was around farming equipment his whole life. He says nobody is at fault for what happened, and calls the situation a “horrible accident.”

“This family is so strong. They were checking on our welfare as we were checking on them. Amazing faith in their family,” said Henderson.

Henderson says people from the community were at the home within an hour of accident offering support for the family. The family is asking for privacy at this time.

From KWCH12. Posted on Jul 2, 2019. Original Article

Reno County child dies in tractor accident

A 5-year-old Reno County boy was killed Tuesday evening when his clothing got caught in machinery on a tractor at his family’s farm. Services will be held Saturday morning at the family’s residence.

The Reno County Sheriff’s Office and Haven EMS and fire responded to the call just before 5 p.m. at 916 E. Red Rock Road.

Sheriff Randy Henderson said the family was using an auger to move grain from a grain cart when a couple of children climbed on the tractor powering the equipment. The children were reportedly ordered off the machine because it was dangerous. As the young boy, identified as Adam Schrock, stepped down, he stepped on a lever engaging the tractor’s Power Takeoff or PTO and his pant leg was caught up in it, pulling him into the equipment.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Leland Schrock residence. Burial will follow at the Yoder Amish Cemetery.

From The Hutchinson News. Posted on Jul 5, 2019. Original Article