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Iowa man dies after being partially run over by skid loader

Iowa man dies after being partially run over by skid loader

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man who was helping to clear downed trees was killed Tuesday when he was partially run over by a skid loader, Linn County Sheriff's official said.

Deputies were called to the scene near Cedar Rapids.

Robert Carson, 60, of Marion, was using a Bobcat skid loader to move the trees when he partially backed up over a man who was helping him, the sheriff's office said in a news release.

The man died at the scene. His name was not released.

An investigation is continuing.

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