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Published: Monday, 5/22/2006

Farmer, 41, killed after being caught in auger

DEFIANCE A 41-year-old man was killed yesterday when he was pinned in a piece of farm equipment at his family s farm in Adams Township northeast of here, authorities said.

David Wiemken was pronounced dead at the scene, Defiance County Sheriff David Westrick said. He and his brother were working in a grain silo on the farm in the 30000 block of Adams Ridge Road about 2:30 p.m. when he became entangled in the auger, the sheriff said.

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