Farming Accident

KINGMAN, Kan. (AP) A 51-year-old south-central Kansas man is dead after getting trapped beneath a bale bed while working on a farm truck.

Kingman County sheriff’s investigator Dustin Cooke says emergency responders declared Orrin Westerman of Kingman dead at the scene Tuesday following the 8:55 a.m. accident.

Cooke says family members were present at the farm about seven miles southwest of Kingman when Westerman was caught beneath the hydraulic device, which is used to handle hay bales.

He says the victim suffered head trauma in the mishap.