Meigs man dies from farm accident

POMEROY, Ohio – A farm accident has resuled in the death of one man.

According to the Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, his office was contacted on May 15, 2017 at approximately 6:42 p.m. by Meigs EMS in reference to a man trapped under a brush hog on Cullums Road. Deputies responded to the scene and upon arrival, talked with a male subject who had arrived at the house and found the victim, Gregory Davis, 61, under a brush hog that he had been working on.

The male subject immediately moved the brush hog off Davis. Upon investigation, deputies discovered that the blocks that were supporting the brush hog had failed, causing the brush hog to come down on Davis, trapping him under the brush hog and causing his death.

Meigs County Coroner Dr. Daniel Whiteley responded to the scene and confirmed Davis’s death.

Meigs EMS and the Pomeroy Fire Department were on scene for assistance.

Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home was contacted.