Man killed after he was pinned by auger

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A southeastern Nebraska farmer was killed when a large piece of equipment fell on him.

Nuckolls County Sheriff Jim Marr said that 33-year-old Jeffrey Schardt died Wednesday.

Marr says Schardt's wife discovered his body around 5 p.m. Wednesday on the family farm northeast of Ruskin.

Marr says it appears that Schardt had been unloading grain from a bin before his death. An auger Schardt was trying to move fell on top of the farmer and pinned him to the ground face down.

Courtesy:  Hastings Tribune