MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (WFFT)- A man is dead after an auger accident in Mercer County.
Mercer County Sheriff's Department was called Thursday around 11:30 a.m. to a report of a man stuck in an auger at the Village of Mendon Utility Department.
An investigation revealed Brendan Poling, 49, had climbed inside the bed of a dump truck carrying salt. Poling slipped and fell into the salt auger. He was later found by another employee.
Poling was pronounced dead at the scene.
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