Reno County man dies in farming accident

Death considered accidental

April 16, 2018 - 9:58 pm

A Reno County man has died following a farming accident. It happened around 11:00 a.m. Monday morning in the area of Maple Grove and Sterling roads near Penalosa.

The Reno County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived and found a man lying on the ground and another person performing CPR on him. The deputy who responded to the scene took over CPR, but after about 30 minutes an emergency medical service supervisor on the scene declared the man deceased.

Sheriff's officials identified the man as Daniel Bruce Smith, 34, of Penalosa.  He had been working with another person using a skid steer loader to set posts in the ground. Smith was beneath the skid steer's bucket taking measurements to set the post when it became separated from the loader, and Smith died due to his injuries.

Sheriff's officials have determined Smith's death was accidental.

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