Rural Fairfax Man Dies in Lawn Mower Accident 28 Aug 17

(Wellington Township, MN)  A rural Fairfax man has died after being trapped under a lawn mower Friday afternoon in Wellington Township.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office says just before 1:30pm, they received a 911 call that a man was trapped underneath a lawn mower near a farm site on 670th Avenue, about three miles north of Fairfax.

Responders located a riding lawn mower with an unresponsive male trapped underneath.

The man was identified as 67 year-old Dennis Blumhoefer.

Despite life saving efforts, Blumhoefer was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that Blumhoefer was cutting grass near the road ditch and at some point became trapped underneath the mower and wasn’t able to free himself. 

The accident remains under investigation by the Renville County Sheriff’s Office.