By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer
A truck driver from Dubuque, IA, died this week when a load of hay bales slipped from his flatbed trailer and crushed him. The fatality has resulted in an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
According to a press release, the truck driver was getting ready to unload the hay outside of Newton, KS, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, when 13 bales slid off his flatbed, sheriff’s deputies said.
A Harvey County (KS) Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman confirmed that Dennis J. Augustin, 51, was then taken to a hospital and pronounced dead Wednesday morning.
Spokeswoman Melissa Flavin said the fatality is now being investigation by the OSHA.
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