Farmer dies in tractor accident

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by AP

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Posted on August 28, 2012 at 9:19 PM

   SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) -- A south-central Kentucky farmer has died after his tractor overturned on a steep hill.

   The Commonwealth Journal (http://bit.ly/NZSQ7J) reports 74-year-old Rual Kissee died Monday after being pinned to the ground by the steering wheel of the vehicle. Coroner Richard New said the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the chest area.

   Pulaski County Public Safety Director Tiger Robinson said Kissee was bush-hogging near his home in the Nancy community when the accident happened. New says Kissee was working on an "extremely steep grade" and he "apparently got too far over onto a part of it."

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