SUPERIOR, Iowa | A 72-year-old rural Superior, Iowa, man died Friday afternoon after he was pinned by a machine while working on a farm.

The incident occurred around 12:41 p.m. Friday, according to a release from the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office. 

Authorities say Thomas Mart was working with a tractor-backhoe when he was pinned by the backhoe portion of the machine. The release says first responders administered lifesaving efforts, but they were unsuccessful. Mart was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Assisting the sheriff's office were Superior Fire and Rescue and Spirit Lake Ambulance. 

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