A 77-year-old rural Mitchell man died Wednesday afternoon in a farming accident.

The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office released that Orin Bolzer died from injuries suffered in the accident south of Mitchell around 3:30 p.m.

Sheriff Mark Overman said that a piece of farm equipment had moved over the man. Other media reports indicated he had gotten off the equipment to check a piece of equipment.

Bolzer died at the scene.

Mitchell Fire and Rescue and the Scotts Bluff County Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.

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Maunette Loeks is the digital news editor of the Star-Herald. Contact her at 308-632-9054 or by email at mloeks@starherald.com.

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