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Name of man killed in Hartland farming accident released

HARTLAND – A man found trapped beneath a tractor attached to a haybine Saturday was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities identified the victim as Larry Cooper, 68, of Hartland. He was discovered unconscious just before 10 a.m. in a side yard at 9201 Seaman Road. The Sheriff’s Office, which blamed the accident on a mechanical failure, said the investigation is continuing.

A witness to the incident called 911 and deputies and members of the Hartland Fire Department responded, authorities said.