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Man’s ear ripped off in accident at Utah work yard

First Published Aug 13 2014 09:45AM      Last Updated Aug 13 2014 12:03 pm

Layton • Police say a man had his ear ripped off and suffered other injuries when a tractor ran him over at a Smith’s distribution center in Layton.

The Standard-Examiner reports 50-year-old Robert Stone was walking through a work yard at the facility when he was hit by a machine that moves goods from a semitrailer onto a loading dock.

Layton police Sgt. John Holden says Stone had a broken leg, a gash on the arm and a head injury in addition to his torn-off ear.

He was airlifted to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition.

Holden said the incident was an accident and no charges will be filed.





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