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Man dies in apparent skid-loader accident

By Katherine Wartell

A 65-year-old man died Tuesday in an apparent skid-loader accident in Olsburg, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office said.

Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said the sheriff’s office received a call at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday that Jerry DeFoor, 65, was trapped between the bucket of a skid loader and the cab of the machinery.

Riat said DeFoor was determined to be dead when found by officials.

Pottawatomie County EMS and Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene.

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