After a teenage worker was dragged under a tractor on Saturday night, the farm in Smithfield, Rhode Island, announced on Sunday that the haunted hayride would be discontinued for the rest of the season.
On Saturday, a girl aged 14 was reportedly critically injured and remains so in an area hospital.
The ride took place at Seven Cedars Farm. The performer was crushed under the rear tires of the tractor, pulling the hayride trailer.
The driver of the tractor halted the vehicle as soon as he became aware of the situation behind him, and he helped lift the trailer with its other occupants.
The girl suffered Internal bleeding and fractures to the lower extremities.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating.
Seven Cedars Farm’s haunted hayrides have a history of injuring adolescent volunteers. According to a police report from 12 News, 2016, a volunteer slipped on the ground and was run over by the trailer’s rear passenger wheels.
According to the police report, the adolescent was hospitalized with two broken ribs, bruising, a punctured lung, and a moderate concussion.
The girl struck was an employee. She was an actor there whose duty was to scare guests. They had to physically lift the trailer off of her, which was about 25 feet long and 10 feet wide.
Thirty people were riding on the tractor when it hit the 14-year-old girl, sending her to Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
According to Smithfield Public Schools Superintendent Dawn Bartz, the teen is a student at Smithfield High School. A school official claims that some of the high school pupils were among the community people who saw the accident.
In addition to the hospital staff, the farm expressed gratitude to the local police and fire services for their assistance in treating the injured teen.