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Published December 12, 2008, 12:00 AM

Farm accident kills NW Minn. man

The Norman County sheriff’s office says a 45-year-old man has been killed in a farm accident in northwestern Minnesota.

ADA, Minn. — The Norman County sheriff’s office says a 45-year-old man has been killed in a farm accident in northwestern Minnesota.

He’s Dale Sirjord of Gary, which is about 40 miles northeast of Moorhead.

The sheriff’s office says he was struck in the neck by a fan blade that came off a grain dryer at a site he owned northeast of Fertile.

Sirjord was pronounced dead at the scene. A friend who was with him and used a cell phone to call 911 about 5:50 p.m. Wednesday.

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