Elderly Tractor Death an Accident: Coroner

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013  |  Updated 8:48 AM EDT
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Elderly Tractor Death an Accident: Coroner

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The death of an elderly man who fell off a tractor that was pulling a brush mower in Pennsylvania has been ruled an accident.

The Westmoreland County coroner's office said after an autopsy Wednesday that 71-year-old Anders Johnson of Salem Township died of blunt force trauma.

Investigators said Johnson was found at the scene shortly before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and pronounced dead after a deputy coroner arrived about an hour later.

Johnson was formerly an elected supervisor of the township about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh.

He was reportedly mowing a neighbor's property when he was killed.

The coroner's office toxicology results should take several weeks to come back.

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This death comes just days after another western Pennsylvania man died while using a tractor to collect firewood in Rockland Township.

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