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Indiana County man killed in farming accident

Jeff Himler
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An Indiana County man was fatally injured Friday afternoon when his jacket became caught in farming equipment.

Leonard Mark Johnston, 57, of Creekside, was pronounced dead in a field off Johnston Road in Washington Township, Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman said. He attributed the death to multiple blunt trauma.

Johnston was mowing the field at about 4:30 p.m., pulling a flail chopper with a tractor, when, Overman believes, Johnston attempted to manually adjust the chopper’s discharge chute. The crank for the chute was faulty, requiring Johnston to reach over the unit’s drive shaft. Overman said Johnston’s jacket became entangled.

Creekside firefighters helped free Johnston from the machinery.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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