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Farming accident resulting in death of Shelby man

October 1, 2016

A 54-year-old Shelby man died 11:11 a.m. Thursday on Wever Road. James Grantz was moving a stack of 20 bushel boxes in an Apple Orchard while operating a tractor when it went over uneven ground and the top of the stack of boxes fell and hit Grantz, according to Oceana County Deputies.

The tractor continued to back up until it hit a pick-up truck.

Other workers then attempted to give aid to Grantz and called 911 to request assistance.

Grantz was transported to Lakeshore Hospital in Shelby where he was pronounced dead.