Ledyard Man Killed in Farm Accident

–A Ledyard man died following an accident at a hog facility in Northern Kossuth County Saturday afternoon.

According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call came in from 4906 110th Avenue reporting a farming related accident just before 12:50 PM Saturday. The caller advised emergency personnel that a man had been struck in the head while working on a piece of equipment at a hog facility at that address.

EMS from Swea City and Lakota were paged, but when emergency personnel arrived they determined the victim was deceased.

An investigation determined that the victim, identified as 37-year-old Ryan Chad Adams of Ledyard, and another individual were attempting to work on a manure pump when the accident occurred. It was determined a piece of equipment disengaged under pressure and struck Adams in the head.

An official autopsy will be conducted by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Des Moines.