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.

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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