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Farm Accident Kills Hired-Hand in Indiana

A Benton County, Indiana man was killed in a farm accident Wednesday. It happened near Goodland in Newton County.

Investigators said 36-year-old Manuel Lino Mejia-Lamas died Wednesday evening at the Seven Hills Dairy Farm, southeast of Goodland.

Sheriff's deputies said another farm employee, was operating a pay loader shortly after 7:00 p.m. when the bucket fell on Mejia-Lamas.  Emergency personnel pronounced Mejia-Lamas dead at the scene.

The case is under investigation by the Benton County Coroner, the Benton County Sheriff's Office, and the Benton County Prosecutor.


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