Man dies in farming accident

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RENO COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) -

One man has died after a farming accident in Reno County.

The Reno County Sheriff's office shared on their Facebook page of the accident.

Dispatchers responded to a call on Monday, near the 27400 block of Maple Grove and Sterling in Penalosa, Kansas, after a man was pinned underneath a bucket from a skid steer.

The man, who was later identified as 34-year-old Daniel Bruce Smith, was working with another man setting t-posts into the ground, using a skid steer. A bucket was attached to the skid steer, when it suddenly separated from the steer and fell on Smith.

Reno County Sheriff's believe that at some point, the bucket hit Smith on the head and a result, Smith fell to the ground where he was then pinned down by the bucket.

The skid steer operator immediately got out of the steer and tried to remove the bucket off Smith. After several minutes, the bucket was removed and the man began to perform CPR on Smith.

After 30 minutes of CPR, paramedics pronounced Smith dead.

Upon further investigation, police determined that Smith's death was a complete accident.

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