8-year-old crushed by machine at Empire Farm Days undergoes surgery, listed in critical condition

The eight-year-old boy who was crushed by a cow hoof trimming machine at the Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls has undergone surgery and is listed in critical condition.

The Seneca County Sheriffâ??s Department tells us that the child had injuries to his head and shoulders.

He underwent surgery Friday morning at University Hospital. Deputies have not released his name, pending the outcome of the investigation into the incident.

Investigators say the child climbed under the hoof trimmer during a demonstration Thursday afternoon. The machine weighs more than two tons, and was accidentally lowered onto the boy.