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2 NJ Men Killed, 1 Injured in Electrical Accident with Combine

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

UPPER PITTSGROVE TWP, NEW JERSEY — Two men were killed  Tuesday afternoon when a piece of farm equipment came in contact with a power line, authorities said.

A third man was also injured in the incident which took place in a farm field.

State Police Sgt. Julian Castellanos said the accident happened when a chute on a combine the men were operating struck high-tension electrical wires and the combine caught fire.

The accident took place about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Hitchner Farm on Jefferson Road.

Castellanos said one of the men was pronounced dead at the scene. A second man died at South Jersey Healthcare-Elmer Hospital.

A third man was flown from the scene to Crozer Chester Medical Center in Chester, Pa. His condition was not immediately available, but one official said his injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Story via NJ.com

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