- Associated Press - Saturday, June 18, 2016

MIDDLEPORT, N.Y. (AP) - A man has died after being trapped underneath a tractor in western New York.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office says it happened shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday.

They say sheriff’s deputies found the man unconscious and trapped underneath a tractor that was attached to a hay mower in the yard of a home in Middleport, about 45 miles from Buffalo.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name wasn’t immediately released.

The sheriff’s office says a preliminary investigation shows the man was operating the farm equipment when there some type of mechanical failure.

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