Nebraska man dies from falling bales of alfalfa

 Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

(AP) Authorities say a 65-year-old man has died in northern Nebraska after being knocked to the ground by falling bales of alfalfa.The Norfolk Daily News reports that the accident occurred Tuesday afternoon around 5 miles west of Spencer. The victim was identified as David Kocian.    The Boyd County sheriff’s department says in a news release that Kocian and another man were loading the bales onto a semitrailer when a stack of three bales fell over, knocking Kocian to the ground. The department says Kocian was taken to Niobrara Valley Hospital in Lynch, where he was pronounced dead.