Man Injured in Farm Accident Near Sherrill

A man was injured in a farm accident in Dubuque County on Saturday morning.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to the Herbst residence southeast of Sherrill at 19948 Durango Road for a report of a man with his arm caught in a PTO shaft. Sherrill Fire and Ambulance also responded.

The Sheriff’s Office says 67-year old Gary Herbst was unloading oats onto an auger and into the bin when slipped backwards. His clothing got caught in the shaft in the auger, with his left arm getting tangled up.

Herbst was cut free by deputies and fire personnel.

He was transported to Finley Hospital. No word on his current condition.