Man Killed in Farm Accident Near Portage la Prairie

Man Killed in Farm Accident Near Portage la Prairie

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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