- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man killed in a farming accident near Springfield.

Bon Homme County Sheriff Lenny Gramkow tells the Mitchell Daily Republic (https://bit.ly/1swh9E0) that 35-year-old Grant McCann, of Springfield, was operating a sprayer about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when a boom on the equipment got tangled with an overhead power line. McCann attempted to exit the tractor and was electrocuted.

Gramkow says the incident serves as a “grim reminder” for farmers to exercise caution when operating large machinery.


Information from: The Daily Republic, https://www.mitchellrepublic.com



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