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Springville man dies after falling off farm equipment in rural Linn
A 73-year-old man died Wednesday morning after a farming accident in rural Linn County, according to authorities.
Stephen Jay Martin, of Springville, had been operating a field processor near the intersection of Bowdish Road and Whittier Road north of Springville when he stopped to make some adjustments to the equipment, according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. Martin appeared to have slipped and fallen, causing and injury which resulted in his death.
Martin’s family discovered the incident and called law enforcement. Linn County deputies, sheriff’s rescue, Central City Fire and Center Point Ambulance responded about 7:45 a.m.
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