Farm accident leaves one man dead

RUSKIN, Neb. (AP) — A southeastern Nebraska farmer was killed when a large piece of equipment fell on him.

Nuckolls County Sheriff Jim Marr says that 33-year-old Jeffrey Schardt died Wednesday.

Marr says Schardt’s wife discovered his body around 5 p.m. Wednesday on the family farm northeast of Ruskin.

Marr says it appears that Schardt had been unloading grain from a bin before his death. An auger Schardt was trying to move fell on top of the farmer and pinned him to the ground face down.

  • jerry

    so very sad…..god bless these people…they are in my thoughts…..shows life can change in a minute……god bless…………

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