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 shortly before 2:30pm.

Authorities say Bruegger and his family were using the lift to pick apples when it became top-heavy and tipped over, pinning Bruegger’s leg.

Grant and Cara Meyer of New Ulm and their 4-year-old nephew were thrown from the lift.

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.