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Harvest Accident Family Fund Established

KSAL StaffOctober 27, 2014

A fund has been established for the family of an Assaria man who was critically injured in a farming accident South of Salina Saturday afternoon.

24-year-old Zachary Short is in critical condition after receiving an electrical shock. After cutting a soybean field, an auger boom that would have transferred the soybeans into a semi came in contact with power lines. The current caused sparks, and caught a tire on fire.

Short grabbed a fire extinguisher, and came to help. As he was vaulting over the hitch between the tractor and grain cart, he was thrown backward. Short collapsed against the frame of the electrified grain cart. One of the other men helping with the harvest found a plastic shovel and was able to move Short away from the electric current.

Short, who has a wife and young child, is in critical condition in a Wichita hospital. An online account has been established to help his family. Funds collected will help his wife Jodi be able to stay with him, and pay for medical expenses.

Support The Short’s Fund

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