Lexington, Neb. — Several hay bales fell off a truck Tuesday afternoon and pinned a man at a feedlot near Lexington, causing his death. According to a news release from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, the 911 Center was notified at 2:31 p.m. of an emergency at Darr Feedlot, South Lot, located at Road 754 and Road 424.
Cozad Fire and Rescue and Dawson County Deputies responded to the scene. Workers at Darr Feedlot removed a hay bale off the man and took life saving measures that were unsuccessful.
It was determined that 65-year-old Vergil Heyer of Ainsworth was unstrapping the hay bales from the semi-trailer when the bales fell off the truck landing on him. Heyer was pronounced dead at the scene. Dawson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Cozad Fire and Rescue, the Dawson County Attorneys office and workers from Darr Feedlot.