A FARMER has been crushed to death by a hay bale on a property in the southern Riverina region of NSW.
The tragic accident happened on a farm off the Newell Highway at Jerilderie, around 90km east of Deniliquin, on Sunday.
The 55-year-old man was found unconscious in a paddock around 5:45pm.
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It’s understood the man was unloading a truck when a bale of hay fell on top of him.
Witnesses attempted to revive the man, but his injuries were too severe and he could not be saved.
A crime scene was established on the farm, however, investigations revealed the death was a tragic accident.