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Toddler dies in LaFargeville farm accident

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LAFARGEVILLE — A 3-year-old boy died Monday in a farm accident on Dog Hill Road in the town of Orleans.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is not identifying the boy or the farm where he died.

The accident was reported to 911 at 12:48 p.m. Monday. The toddler was climbing on two metal gates when they fell on him, sheriff’s Detective David J. Pustizzi Jr. said. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

“It was an unfortunate, tragic accident,” Detective Pustizzi said.

He would not say whether an autopsy was conducted, saying he wanted to respect the religion of the family.

That area near LaFargeville has a number of Amish farms, but he declined to comment on whether it happened on one.

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