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Ohio man dead in auger accident

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.

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 10:25 AM
Updated: Feb 16, 2018 10:51 AM

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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