Investigators say they know how a farm hand died over the weekend in north-central Iowa. Authorities now say that the death of 34-year-old Isidro Martinez was an accidental electrocution.
Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation spokesman Ray Fiedler said that Martinez died at the Stockdale Farm facility near Webster City on Sunday afternoon.
A coworker discovered him slumped over a gate at the hog confinement facility. Martinez is originally from Honduras and has an identification from Minnesota. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation.