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2 men injured in area farm machinery incident

VERNON COUNTY, Wis. - Two men were injured in a farm machinery incident on Monday morning in the Town of Christiana, near Westby.

The Vernon County Sheriff's Department says Dean Mlsna, 56, of La Crosse, was operating a farm tractor, pulling a flat wagon on Tri-State Road at about 9:20 a.m. when he made a tight turn onto Nustad Road and two workers fell off the wagon and struck the roadway.

Mlsna was transporting the four temporary or seasonal farm workers from a farm on Liebakken Drive to a field for rock picking in preparation for spring crop planting, according to the sheriff's department.

Chia Mee Yang, 67 and Chue Yang, 46, both of La Crosse were transported to the Vernon Memorial Healthcare in Viroqua. Chue Yang was treated and released by late afternoon. Chia Mee Yang was transferred to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

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