2010-04-28 / Farm & Ranch

Farm Fatality - farmer dies beneath overturned tractor

MONROE, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire State Police say a 62- year-old farmer was killed when he was accidentally pinned under a tractor on his property in Monroe.

According to police, Howard Ward and another person had been trying to cut down a large pine tree Monday afternoon. Ward was using the tractor to push on the tree and guide it down.

Police say that as the tree started to fall, the front of the tractor became entwined with the tree. The tractor rolled over and Ward was pinned beneath it. Rescuers pronounced him dead at the scene.

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