McPherson County man dead after a farm accident

MCPHERSON COUNTY, Kansas — A McPherson County farmer was found dead Friday evening.

Wayne Niehage, 66, was discovered by a family member pinned between the truck bed and the frame around 7 p.m. at his farm a few miles south of Moundridge.

Niehage was working alone on the truck hoist when it appeared to have malfunctioned and dropped on him.

McPherson County Sheriff Craig Hanson says the accident still is under investigation pending an autopsy report. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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