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Pennsylvania teen gets trapped inside manure pit, dies on-site

Pennsylvania teen gets trapped inside manure pit, dies on-site

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Aug 10, 2014

An unidentified 15-year-old boy was tragically killed during a farming accident in Pennsylvania on Saturday morning.

Pennsylvania State Police confirmed in a news release that shortly before 11 a.m. in Leacock Township, "The 15-year-old boy was operating a skid loader when the machine tipped over and fell into the manure pit, according to investigators," reports Philly.com.

"The teen, who was buckled into the equipment, became trapped and suffocated," Philly.com further reports. "He was pronounced dead at the scene."

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.