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.
A Webster, Wis. man was killed in an accident involving a corn chopper Friday morning, according to the Burnett County Sheriff’s office. Authorities received a report at 11:50 a.m. of a man trapped in a corn chopper near the area of County Road N and County Road D in the town of Daniels. Michael J. Herrick, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was from Webster, Wis.