Fatal farm accident near Shoal Lake


By RCMP Media Release

Yellowhead RCMP are investigating a fatal farm incident. On Sept. 11 at approximately 10:40 am, RCMP responded to a farm incident near the community of Sandy Lake.

A 44-year-old male farmhand from Keeseekoowenin First Nation was in the box of a grain truck that he was unloading when he began sinking into the grain.


Attempts were made to pull him out from the grain but were unsuccessful. The victim was released from the box of grain when the chute was opened.

EMS attended and the victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On September 14, 2014, the victim succumbed to his injuries and died in hospital.

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health is assisting with the ongoing investigation.

The name of the deceased will not be released