Wisconsin Man Dies in Silage Packing Accident

The sheriff’s report says the 72-year-old man was packing silage on an elevated feed bunk when part of the bunk wall collapsed, causing the tractor to roll onto its side. ( Farm Journal )

A Wisconsin man was crushed to death Tuesday after a feed bunk wall collapsed and rolled the tractor he was using to pack silage.

According to WKOW, Sauk County Communications received a 911 call about 4 p.m. Oct. 8 about a person pinned under a farm tractor on Jacoby Road in the Township of Honey Creek.

The sheriff’s report says the 72-year-old man was packing silage on an elevated feed bunk when part of the bunk wall collapsed, causing the tractor to roll onto its side.

The driver suffered severe crushing injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sauk County Coroner’s Office.

This is one more startling reminder of the dangers faced by dairy farmers every day. While farmers across the country are rushing to get crops harvested later than normal, safety is crucial. 

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