Boy crushed by hoof trimmer at Empire Farm Days recovering

The 8-year-old boy who was crushed by a hoof trimmer at the Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls is recovering from his injuries, according to the Seneca County Sheriffâ??s Department.

8-year-old Michael J. Pierce, of Irish Settlement Road in Heuvelton, was seriously hurt after being trapped under a hoof trimming machine. Pierce was taken to University Hospital for emergency surgery on his head and shoulders.

The investigation showed that the incident was an accident, and no charges will be filed.

The Sheriffâ??s Department wants to thank first responders for their quick work, which they say gave Pierce his best chance for recovery.