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Published September 27, 2013, 10:04 AM

Officials ID man killed on Minn. farm

Stearns County, Minn., sheriff’s officials have identified a man who was killed in a farm accident in central Minnesota.

By: Associated Press,

PAYNESVILLE, Minn. — Stearns County, Minn., sheriff’s officials have identified a man who was killed in a farm accident in central Minnesota.

Authorities say 69-year-old farm worker John Schoenberg, of Greenwald, was walking on the farm near Paynesville when a large front-end loader drove over him about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators learned Schoenberg was walking near a silage pit in an area not normally used by pedestrians, and the loader operator was unable to see him. He died at the Paynvesville hospital.

The incident remains under investigation.

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