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A Burtrum man died in a farm accident near Fairfax on Wednesday afternoon.

On June 7, at about 1:31 p.m., the Renville  County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male who sustained an injury while working in a hog barn about one mile northeast of Fairfax.

Emergency responders discovered 57-year-old Douglas  Pomplun of Burtrum, on the floor of the barn with a head injury. Emergency  responders provided lifesaving measures to Pomplun. Pomplun was transported  from the scene to an awaiting Air Care helicopter. Despite resuscitation efforts by  emergency crews, Pomplun was pronounced dead before he could be transported  by the helicopter.  

The preliminary investigation revealed that Pomplun was repairing panels in the  hog barn when he sustained the injury to his head.  

Assisting on scene were the Fairfax Ambulance Service, CentraCare Ambulance,  North Air Care and the Fairfax Police Department.  

The incident remains under investigation by the Renville County Sheriff’s Office  and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.