Man killed after being crushed by 1,300 pounds of hay bales

A man was killed after a 1,300-pound stack of hay bales fell over and crushed him near Tonopah on Wednesday.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says witnesses saw four men removing a tarp-like cover from a large stack of hay bales at North Side Farms, near Harquahala Valley and Courthouse Roads.

While the men were removing the tarp, the front stacks of bales fell over and crushed one of the men. Another man suffered minor injuries while trying to get out of the way of the falling bales.

The men were independently contracted to remove the tarp.

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