Nicollet Apple Picking Accident 19 Aug 13

Two people were hospitalized Sunday afternoon after a hydraulic lift tipped over in Nicollet County. The accident occurred at the Larry Bruegger residence in Nicollet Township at shortly before 2:30pm. Authorities say that Bruegger and his family were using the lift to pick apples when it became top-heavy and tipped over, pinning Bruegger underneath it by his leg and ejecting Grant and Cara Meyer of New Ulm and their 4-year-old nephew. Bruegger was freed with the Jaws of Life and was taken to the Mankato Mayo Hospital, along with Cara Meyer, who suffered a shoulder injury. Grant Meyer and the 4-year-old were treated at the scene.