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Many, LA man killed while moving hay

Posted: Updated: Dec 6, 2013 11:26 PM
The rolls of hay are about 6 feet in diameter, 5 feet in length and weigh about 1500 lbs. The rolls of hay are about 6 feet in diameter, 5 feet in length and weigh about 1500 lbs.
SABINE PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

A Many, Louisiana man was killed in a farming accident Friday, after he was struck and pinned by a roll of hay.

According to Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers, the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call at 3:33 p.m. to a property on Branam Road in the Toledo Bend Lake area.

Rivers says that's where 66-year-old William D. Branam was found in the cab of his Kubota tractor. Branam had been moving rolls of hay around on his property. The rolls of hay are about 6 feet in diameter, 5 feet in length and weigh about 1500 lbs.

Rivers says Branam picked up one of the rolls of hay with forks mounted on the front of his tractor and raised it about 8 feet into the air. That's when the hay rolled backwards and onto the hinged roof over Branam's seat, pinning him.

No one witnessed the accident, and Rivers says it's not known how long Branam was pinned underneath the roll of hay before he was discovered.

South Sabine first responders and Med Express were called in to try to save Branam's life, but he was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.

Rivers says the death will be ruled as an accident.

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