Pilot Fined for Crop-Dusting Incident in Illinois
The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports the pilot was fined for violating the Illinois Pesticide Act during the July 25 accident. A spokesman for the Illinois Department of Agriculture says the fine was issued by an administrative law judge.
The teenagers were working in Pesotum to cut the pollinating tassels off corn plants when they were hit by the chemical being sprayed on an adjacent field. They were decontaminated and treated for minor ailments, mostly irritated skin.
The town is 15 miles south of Champaign.
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