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SubmittedThis Case IH combine, valued at around $395,000, landed on its side in Georges Fork late Tuesday evening after the operator struck the guardrail on the bridge on Tradersville-Brighton Road. The operator was not seriously injured and refused transport. The incident remains under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff's office.
SubmittedThis Case IH combine, valued at around $395,000, landed on its side in Georges Fork late Tuesday evening after the operator struck the guardrail on the bridge on Tradersville-Brighton Road. The operator was not seriously injured and refused transport. The incident remains under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff's office.
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A combine, valued at nearly $395,000, flipped Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, into Georges Fork off of a bridge on Tradersville-Brighton Road in Somerford Township.


According to a preliminary report issued by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, James B. Bennett, of Jeffersonville, was operating a 2013 Case IH model 7230 combine eastward on Tradersville-Brighton Road. The wheels on the left side of the machine struck the guardrail on the bridge, Bennett lost control and the combine flipped into Georges Fork, said invesitigators.


Bennett was not seriously injured and refused transport by Madison County squad. The farm equipment is owned by Pitstick Farms and was being driven to another field for harvest.


The Madison County Engineer’s office installed temporary barriers in place of the guardrail which was torn out in the crash. Engineer’s office spokesman on site Darrell Eades said the temporary barriers will narrow the bridge and prevent large combines from using it. The barriers will remain in place until the bridge is replaced, which will be in 2015.


The incident remains under investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.


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