Elgin man killed in farm accident

Corn picker fell on him as he was doing maintenance on it Wednesday night.

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FARMINGTON TOWNSHIP -- A 36-year-old Elgin man was killed in a farm accident Wednesday night.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office was called about 10:15 p.m. to a farmstead in the 4300 block of 75th Street Northeast. A relative of Nathan Holtegaard called emergency responders after finding Holtegaard pinned under the front end of a corn picker, according to Olmsted County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Behrns.

It is believed that Holtegaard was under the machine doing maintenance when it fell on him. Relatives used a forklift to lift the machine off Holtegaard as 911 was called, Behrns said.

Efforts to revive Holtegaard were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emily Cutts is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. She joined the Post Bulletin in July 2018 after stints in Vermont and Western Massachusetts.
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