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A Broad Top Township man working on farm equipment was crushed Wednesday afternoon after it fell on top of him.

Bedford County Coroner Rusty Styer said he was dispatched to the Six Mile Run residence on Longs Run Road, where he pronounced Robert E. McCartney III, 68, dead at 2:47 p.m. of asphyxiation due to crushing injuries.

A call was received to 911 at 1:18 p.m. for the farming accident. Six Mile Run ambulance responded along with a medic from Hollidaysburg ambulance’s station in Martinsburg.

Styer said McCartney was working on a brush hog, hooked to a tractor. McCartney had been working under the brush hog when a jack kicked out, Styer said.

The coroner said McCartney suffered crushing injuries to his upper torso. The manner of death was ruled accidental, Styer said.

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