Teen dies in Steele County farm accident

Published by Waseca County News October 16, 2009   OWATONNA — A 14-year-old Steele County youth was killed in a farm accident Thursday night, the Steele County Sheriff’s Office has reported.   Evan Jacobson and his uncle, Jim Jacobson, were unloading sweet corn silage from the back of a tandem axle grain in the 8900 block of Lemond Road. The box of the truck was raised by a hoist for unloading when the load suddenly emptied, trapping both Evan and Jim Jacobson under the silage, according to a press release issued by Steele County Sheriff Gary Ringhofer.   Jim Jacobson managed to free himself and called Evan’s father, John Jacobson, to call 911.   Evan Jacobson was found unconscious beneath the silage, the statement said. All efforts to revive the youth were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the Owatonna Hospital.

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