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One Dead, Another Injured In Separate Wright Co. Farming Accidents

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STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIP, Minn. (WCCO) – Two 54-year-old men were involved in two separate farming accidents on two separate farms in Stockholm Township, with one reported dead from his injuries.

According to the Wright County Sheriff’s office, the first accident happened on Friday evening when a 54-year-old man from Hutchinson was trying to remove corn stalks that were jamming a corn chopper on a farm on Quimby Avenue Southwest, near Cokato.

His jacket got caught, and the man was pulled in to the machine. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second accident occurred Saturday afternoon when a 54-year-old seasonal worker from California was pulled into a corn husking machine on a farm on 60th Street Southwest.

Fellow workers stopped the husker and came to his aid. He suffered crushing injuries to his arms, and was taken by helicopter to HCMC.

The names of both victims have not been released.

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