Brush Prairie man paralyzed apparently by falling hay bale

first_imgJuan Rubio’s family has been scrambling to secure its finances since a hay bale apparently fell on him Sunday in Brush Prairie, leaving him paralyzed.Apparently, because no one is entirely sure what happened. “He doesn’t remember much, and they said that’s probably because of the concussion,” said Lindsey Rubio, Juan’s wife.Lindsey said Juan started work at the Lagler dairy farm that day at 2 a.m. No one was around when he was hurt, and he called 911 at around 4:30 Sunday morning.Lindsey said he was moving hay bales around, and it appeared one on top of a stack fell and hit him. Some of the bales weigh around 1,300 pounds, she said.Juan Rubio, 31, broke five vertebrae in his lower back and severed his spinal cord. He’ll never walk again.last_img

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