Farm employee gets arm caught in conveyor


ROSSBURG — A Portland, Indiana, man was transported by CareFlight after emergency personnel responded to a farm accident Sunday morning.

On August 6 at approximately 7:49 a.m., the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a serious industrial farming accident. The Darke County Communications Center immediately dispatched Ansonia Rescue, Rossburg Fire, CareFlight, and Darke County Deputies to 13291 Cochran Road, Rossburg.

The preliminary investigation revealed Matt S. Rogers, 35, of Portland, an employee of Howe’s Hens Layer Farm, was conducting his daily duties when his arm was caught in a conveyor belt. Rogers was treated by Ansonia Rescue at the scene and transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton by CareFlight.

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