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Falling Hay Bales Kill Driver

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    Falling Hay Bales Kill Driver
    Hay is heavy. This hay truck is loaded with 26 4'x5' round bales weighing about 1,000 pounds each, for a total weight of around 13 tons.

    A Pennsylvania man was killed in upstate New York on Thursday in a freakish accident.

    George Baker was loading up bales of hay along Route 5 in Lafargeville, which is near the Canadian border. While he was securing the hay with tie-down straps, three bales fell off the flat-bed truck and onto him, according to police.

    Baker, 66, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    The accident is under investigation, but that's really just routine. Police do not expect any charges.