Man killed in Stearns County farm accident
A gravity box full of corn overturned, pinning a 52-year-old Albany man underneath. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
ALBANY – A Stearns County man died in a farm accident Wednesday evening after being pinned under a gravity box full of corn that had overturned.
The victim was identified as Daniel Wielenberg, 52, of Albany.
According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, it appeared that a bridge of corn had formed over the top of the gravity box and when Wielenberg attempted to break the bridge, the box overturned.
At around 7:22 p.m. he was found unresponsive under the gravity box by a family member.
Individuals at the scene were able to remove the overturned gravity box with a skid steer but Wielenberg was pronounced dead.
The Melrose Ambulance service assisted at the scene, located at a farm site north of St. Anthony in Krain Township.