RCMP say that a 61-year-old man from Austin, Manitoba is dead after a farming accident.
Late Thursday afternoon, October 25, 2018, a grain auger was being moved on a farm site in the RM of Portage La Prairie when it hit low hanging branches knocking the auger over onto its side. The auger landed on the victim who had been helping move the piece of farm equipment. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 59-year-old driver of the tractor was not injured.
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