Westford man dies in farming accident

By Amy Khuu

Credit: MGN Online

Westford man dies in farming accident

January 28, 2014 Updated Jan 29, 2014 at 12:29 PM EDT

Westford, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A man is dead after a farming accident in the Town of Westford.

The Otsego County Sherriff’s deputies were called to a County Route 34 farm around 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 27.

Daniel Banks, 40, was attempting to free a frozen power take-off on a corn chopper when his clothes became tangled in the machine and it pulled him in, said the Sherriff’s Office.

The Otsego County Coroner pronounced Banks dead at the scene due to severe blunt force trauma to the upper body.

The Westford Fire Department and Schenevus Emergency Squad also responded to the scene.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.