One Dead after Hiawatha industrial accident

(KNZA)–One person is dead following an early afternoon industrial accident at a Fairview Mills facility in Hiawatha Tuesday.
The victim is identified as an employee of the company, working at their facility at 1503 Iowa Street.

According to Hiawatha Police Chief John Defore, the victim was working around a piece of machinery, commonly known as a “clump buster” when he became entangled with it.
Defore says the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hiawatha Police Chief John Defore identified the victim today as 56-year-old Ronald Lee Hastings of Bern, who was an employee of Fairview Mills.

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