OSHA To Investigate Farm Chemical Accident in Illinois
OSHA spokesman Scott Allen said Thursday afternoon that investigators were on their way to the field just outside Pesotum. The small town is about 15 miles south of Champaign. Authorities say the teens were cutting the pollinating tassels off corn plants Thursday morning when the chemical drifted onto them from a crop-duster.
All of the teens were taken to a hospital in nearby Urbana. All were expected to be released Thursday.
Brad Rollings of Villa Grove said his 13-year-old son Tyler was among the teens who were sprayed. Rollings said his son seemed to be fine.
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