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Man dead following an accident involving a tractor

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SCHUYLER, N.Y. -- A Herkimer County man is dead following an accident involving a tractor in the Town of Schuyler.

It happened on Johnson Road Monday night.

State Police say Wayne Johnson Senior, 59, attached a bucket to his tractor to clear a large piece of scrap metal from his property.

While standing between the bucket and scrap metal, the tractor rolled forward, causing the bucket to fall on top of him.

Johnson was later discovered by a passing motorist and transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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