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Northern Iowa man dead after farming accident

LEDYARD, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man died as a result of a farming accident.

On October 2, 2021 at 12:48 p.m., the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from 4906 110th Avenue reporting a farming related accident. The caller advised a man was struck in the head while working on a piece of equipment at a hog facility site at this address.

EMS was paged from both Swea City and Lakota. Kossuth County Deputies arrived at the scene, along with EMS, and determined the victim to be deceased. The Kossuth County Medical Examiner’s Office also responded to the scene.

The Kossuth County Sheriff said the victim and another person were attempting to work on a manure pump when a piece of the equipment disengaged under pressure and struck the victim in the head. An autopsy will be performed at the State Medical Examiners Office in Ankeny, Iowa.

Ryan Chad Adams, age 37 of Ledyard, Iowa, was the victim the accident.

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