Officials ID man killed on farm near Paynesville

PAYNESVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Stearns County sheriff’s officials have identified a man who was killed in a farm accident in central Minnesota.

Authorities say 69-year-old farm worker John Schoenberg, of Greenwald, was walking on the farm near Paynesville when a large front-end loader drove over him about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The St. Cloud Times reports ( ) investigators learned Schoenberg was walking near a silage pit in an area not normally used by pedestrians, and the loader operator was unable to see him. He died at the Paynvesville hospital.

The incident remains under investigation.


Information from: St. Cloud Times,

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