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Slater man seriously hurt in tractor accident

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Slater man suffered serious injuries Tuesday morning, March 30, when he was run over by a tractor, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

Kenneth Vogl, 53, was taken by air ambulance to a Columbia hospital.

The accident occurred about 9:10 a.m. in a field near 2622 Poplar Ave. (formerly County Road 127).

Vogl apparently slipped while attempting to get on a 1974 Ford tractor while it was in gear, and it ran over his legs and abdomen, troopers said.

Vogl was able to get on the tractor and drive it home, where his wife called for an ambulance.

Contact Eric Crump at marshalleditor@socket.net


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I know something like this is possible with getting a pant leg caught on the shifter - especially the older tractors. God speed on your recovery Kenny, I know Kenny's positive outlook on all things will help him through this - and I agree with everyone's rebuttal to "notgvnasht" - save your "not real smart" comment because I am sure you have had something happen to you in the past that was not "real smart" - considering the potential for accidents in the field of farming they have a much lower rate of injuries than most any other occupation - and not getting much in the way of compensation (yes, everyone thinks farmers are so rich because they have all of those assets, but the expenses to operate the farm often only break even for what they receive at the market for their products).

-- Posted by the26er on Wed, Mar 31, 2010, at 10:12 AM

Anyone hear how Kenny is doing??

My prayers are with this family and Kenny!

-- Posted by workingmom on Wed, Mar 31, 2010, at 9:19 AM

BAZINGA!!!!

Well said, HEADMOM3!!!

-- Posted by Takealoadoff on Wed, Mar 31, 2010, at 8:24 AM

Applause to you HEADMOM3, my sentiments exactly. And yes, my thoughts and prayers are also with the Vogl family, but it sounds to me like he's one though cookie and will be well in no time. And again to all the farmers, be safe and enjoy this weather before it gets too hot. : )

-- Posted by karma is real on Wed, Mar 31, 2010, at 7:48 AM

This is just terrible! Prayers go out to Kenny for a speedy recovery!

To all the farmers, I wish you safety as you get back into the fields! There are many hazards that many people have no idea of in farming. Unfortunately, as with any occupation, over years of doing a job over and over these hazards are overlooked until an accident like this happens.

May God bless you and your family Kenny.

-- Posted by RedAngel on Tue, Mar 30, 2010, at 10:28 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Vogl family!! And notgvn - judge much?? Kenny is an awesome man!!

-- Posted by opin on Tue, Mar 30, 2010, at 9:34 PM

Amen, Headmom, amen.

-- Posted by News Hound on Tue, Mar 30, 2010, at 9:18 PM

Ok first of all My Prayers and Thoughts to the Vogl Family, Kenny is a good man and God be with you and your loved ones for the long road to recovery. As for "notgvnasht" if the tractor was in gear that means the tractor would have been moving...DUH. Stop and think bout that one.

If you would have gotten the real story you would know that he yes had the tractor running but was in park, went to climb down off the tractor when his jeans got caught on the gear shifter which is located right where your legs come across when you climb down off the tractor, knocking the tractor into gear and thus running him over.

Next time you go to the store and buy say food to feed your big mouth you better say thank Mr. Vogl, cause if not for farmers like Kenny you would not have food to eat, clothes to wear, gas for your car, etc.

This is all to common for the farmer who has to rise and shine well before you and I, go to work outside in the heat all day, & then well into the night, and then to have an accident and have someone like you be cruel and negative.

That's all I have ever read from your comments. Please just stop and think about it next time. What would you do if this would have been your spouse I don't think you would want to read these kind of comments.

Ok I will come down off the soap box and move on, Good Luck to you Kenny and every other farmer about to embark on the farming seasons. God Bless You!

-- Posted by HEADMOM3 : ) on Tue, Mar 30, 2010, at 6:53 PM


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