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Officials identify man who died in tractor accident

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - New York State Police say a man trapped under a tractor in Schuyler on Monday has died.

Wayne H. Johnson Sr., 59, of 102 Johnson Road  in Schuyler, was pronounced dead Monday at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center.

According to officials, around 7 p.m. Monday, Johnson was using a Ford tractor to clear scrap metal from his property. Johnson was using a chain attached to the bucket on the tractor to secure a large piece of metal.

Johnson was between the bucket and scrap metal when the tractor rolled forward, causing the bucket to come down and pin him. He remained there until a passing motorist alerted authorities.

Schuyler Fire Department was able to free him and he was transported to St. Elizabeth's, where he was pronounced dead.

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