RCMP investigate fatal farm accident

27.10.2018 08:05
By: Matthew Higgs

Austin man killed when tractor ran into tree branches


Amaranth, MB (CKLQ) - A 61-year-old man from Austin is dead after an accident with a tractor on Thursday.

RCMP say a tractor pulling a grain auger crashed into tree branches.

It happened at a farm site about six kilometres north of Highway 16 on Provincial Road 242 in the RM of Portage la Prairie. 

Police say the tractor was being driven by a 59-year-old man at the time and the man who died was helping to transfer the auger.

Mounties and Manitoba Workplace Health and Safety are investigating.