Manitoba man dies on farm after clothing caught in grain auger

Virden RCMP say a man has died after his clothing got caught in machinery on a southern Manitoba farm.

Police were called at about 9:25 p.m. Monday after they were told about a death on a farm site about 15 km NW of Virden, Man.

They said a 63-year-old Prairie View man was working on a tractor and grain auger when his clothing was caught in the machinery.


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He suffered “serious injures” and died at the scene, said police.

Virden RCMP and Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health continue to investigate.

It’s the second death in five months from a grain auger – in October, a man died after an auger hit a low lying branch and tipped over onto him.

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