Farm accident: Ontario Provincial Police investigate death of 66-year-old man found trapped under tractor

The Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the death of a 66-year-old man at a farm west of Mallorytown, Ontario.

Police were called to a property on County Road 2 near Escot where the man was found trapped under an agricultural sprayer attached to a tractor.

The Ontario Provincial Police said the Thousand Islands Fire Department, paramedics and a neighbor all responded to help; however, Marcus Claessen was pronounced dead at the scene.

The inquest into his death is continuing with the assistance of Forensic Identification Services and in cooperation with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario. An autopsy has been scheduled.

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