Ottawa County farming accident sends 1 to hospital

POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) –- A man is in the hospital after a farming accident in Ottawa County.

It happened just after 7 a.m. Friday at Beaver Creek Farms, located at 18080 80th Ave. in Polkton Township, southwest of Coopersville.

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, 31-year-old Fernando Morales-Mora was run over by a front-end loader moving feed. Authorities say the Dixon, Illinois man walked in front of the farm equipment and the driver didn’t see him.

Morales-Mora was taken to Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Hospital where his condition was listed as stable Friday afternoon.