Pomeroy man killed in farming accident

MEIGS COUNTY — First responders were called to the scene of a brush hog accident on Monday evening which killed a Meigs County man.

A news release from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning stated that the sheriff’s office was contacted by Meigs County EMS at around 6:42 p.m. on Monday evening regarding a man trapped under a brush hog on Cullums Road in Bedford Township.

Deputies responded to the scene and upon arrival, talked with a man who had arrived at the house and found the victim, Gregory Davis, age 61, under a brush hog that he had been working on. The man immediately moved the brush hog off Davis.

Upon investigation, deputies discovered that the blocks that were supporting the brush hog had failed, causing the brush hog to come down on Davis, trapping him under the brush hog and causing his death.

Meigs County Coroner Dr. Daniel Whiteley responded to the scene and confirmed Davis’s death. Meigs EMS and the Pomeroy Fire Department were on scene for assistance. Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home was contacted, according to the news release.

Staff Report