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Man Killed in Farm Accident Near Portage la Prairie

October 26, 2018 4:38 PM | News

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RCMP Logo VehicleA man was killed Thursday evening when an auger fell on top of him in the RM of Portage la Prairie.

Amaranth RCMP were called to a farm site at around 5 p.m. approximately six kilometres north of Highway 16 on Provincial Road 242.

Police say a tractor, being driven by a 59-year-old man, was pulling a grain auger when it collided with low-hanging branches and fell over on its side. The auger landed on a 61-year-old Austin man who was assisting in the transfer of the auger.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

RCMP and Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health continue to investigate.


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