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Man injured in industrial accident

01/20/2015 02:48PM ● By J. Chambless




On Jan. 12 at 3 p.m., New Garden Township Police responded to Sharp Road Peat Moss, Inc., on Sharp Road in Avondale, for a report of an industrial accident.

Police and emergency workers found Juan Carlos Sedano, 33, of Wilmington, Del., with his legs caught in a machine called a peat moss hopper. He had been using his legs to dislodge frozen peat moss from the hopper when he was trapped inside the cylindrical apparatus, where he was pinned for about 90 minutes. Emergency personnnel had to dismantle the machine to free the victim, who suffered serious injuries to his legs. He was taken to Christiana Hospital in serious condition.

Police and representatives of the Department of Occupational Health and Safety Administration are investigating the incident.


Pennsylvania State Police Avondale charged that Brittany Lee Ross, of East Marlborough Township, entered the Wal-Mart store in East Marlborough on Jan. 14 at about 5:45 p.m., took several items from the store shelves and then returned them through the customer service desk without paying for them, for a refund totaling appoximately $188. Charges are pending.


Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested a 37-year-old woman from Bear, Del., with DUI after she parked her car on the shoulder of Route 41, south of Moxley Lane, on Dec. 20 just before 11 p.m. Officers determined she was DUI.

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Nicole Taylor Buschmeier, 20, of West Grove, for DUI on Jan. 10 at 7:38 p.m. after she crashed her car on Route 896 north of Walnut Glenn Road.

A New Garden Township Police officer saw a car run a red light on Chambers Road near the Baltimore Pike intersection on Jan. 9 at 5:42 p.m., pulled the car over and found that the driver, Honorio Juarez-Ramirez, 32, of Avondale, was DUI. He was arrested, processed and released pending a court appearance.

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