Authorities identify Middleville man buried beneath cattle feed

HARTFORD, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 35-year-old man who died after being buried beneath cattle feed on a dairy farm in southwestern Michigan.

A 30-foot-high (9-meter-high) corn silage stack broke loose Friday on the Red Arrow Dairy farm in the Hartford area.

The Van Buren County sheriff’s office says John Garth Cummings of Middleville was a subcontractor for a Grand Rapids company that was at the farm to conduct testing. Another worker found him buried.

The incident is being investigated by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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