Man Injured After Falling from Pivot System in Merrick County

Merrick County, Nebraska (August 15, 2019) – A man was injured after he fell from a pivot system in Merrick County Wednesday, authorities said.

On Wednesday, August 14, the authorities received a report of a missing person in the rural portion of the county.

Deputies responded to the scene and a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol was able to locate the man.

Investigators determined that the man was performing routine maintenance on a pivot system when he sustaining a fall. Due to his injuries, he laid on the ground for 10-12 hours before being found.

The man suffered non-life threatening injuries and is expected to be okay. 

No further details were immediately provided.

The accident remains under investigation.

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1.       In most cases, it is very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including by not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before it disappears or is altered. 

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