A Hanlontown man is dead after an accident that left him buried in a trench in his farm field on Saturday. The Worth County Sheriff’s Department says they were called shortly after 8:30 on Saturday night to a report that someone had fallen into a trench and was buried.
Seventy-nine-year-old Arden Bergan has been identified as the victim according to the Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills, but Worth County authorities have not identified him as the victim stating that relatives were still being notified. The Sheriff’s Department says Bergan had been working on a drainage tile in his soybean field when a trench he dug collapsed, trapping him.
Bergan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Contributed by Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City