BACKGROUND: my older sister married into a family of cattle ranchers. her and her husband live on the ranch and manage about 1200 head of cattle. thursday there had gone to town (about 30 miles away). my little sister, and my brother in law's little brother have been out there for the summer helping (19 years old, and 22 years old respectivly). there are also two kids from town that drive out everyday to work on the ranch (one is 14, and one is 16). after cutting the hay, my sister drives back to the house with the swather, and the 3 boys are following on a tractor pulling the hay wagon (which is full). INCIDENT: they tore a tire on the hay wagon, jacket it up with a bottle jack, and blocked the axle. the jack began to sink in the dirt, so they got a floor jack in there, lifted it more, and blocked the axle. they got the tire off, but before they could get the new one on, the jacks had sunk. they got more blocks, another bottle jack, and began alternating jacking and blocking to get the axle back in the air. after some work, they had it lifted, but my brother in law's little brother had to be under the wagon working on the bottle jacks. he had finally gotten tired, climbed out, and the 14 year old volunteered to go under. after he had been under for a bout 10 seconds the other two kids here him say "oh oh oh" and the wagon slipped off of the blocks and the axle fell right on the kids head. what i can only imagine as an eternity, they got the wagon off of him, got the ambulance out there, and the kid to the hospital, where the pronounced him dead. my little sister is finally starting to snap out of it, and my little brother in law has finally gotten out of bed. of course it wasn't his fault, but you couldn't tell him that. 30 more seconds and it would have been him. i didn't get to see how the wagon was blocked up, but we're talking about kids who know how to work the equipment. i guess if 3 jacks and several blocks can't keep the hay wagon in the air, then i guess your only safe if you NEVER get under it. the boys name was landen.