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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Farmer Dies in Meaford

Meaford | by Manny Paiva  

61 year old man in Meaford dies after injury from front end loader of the skid steer.

The Ministry of Labour and Farm Safety Board are investigating the death of a man in Meaford.

Grey County OPP were called to a rented farm on the Irish Block Road north of Highway 26 on Saturday night.

An resident went to see why the barn door at the farm was open and found the victim with no vital signs.

61 year old Leonard Cahoon of Meaford was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe the man died as a result of an injury caused by the front end loader of the skid steer he was operating while doing his daily chores.

A post mortem was done on Monday.

Police are continuing to look into the death with help from the Ministry of Labour and the Farm Safety Board.


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