Westfield Man Dies After Bale Falls On Him

Date posted - July 23, 2014

fatal ambulance IIWestfield, Iowa — A Plymouth County man has died after a large hay bale fell on him.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that 76-year-old Barry Knapp of Westfield was struck by a hay bale that had fallen on him, Tuesday afternoon. Family members were at the scene at the time of the accident.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s office and the Plymouth County Medical Examiner have ruled the death was accidental.

They say Knapp was assisting in stacking bales when one rolled off the pile and landed on him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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