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Published: Friday, 7/25/2008

Worker from Defiance hurt in fall from ladder

OTTAWA, Ohio A Defiance man was hurt seriously yesterday when he fell off a ladder during his shift at a manufacturing company in Putnam County s Blanchard Township, authorities said.

Robert Leever, whose age was not available, was flown to Lima Memorial Hospital, where he was in critical condition last night.

Mr. Leever fell between 4 and 6 feet about 9:30 a.m. while working for Nelson Manufacturing Co., a business that designs and builds hauling attachments for tractor-trailer rigs.

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