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76-yr-old man killed after mower falls on him, officials say

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, SC (WBTV) -

A Blacksburg was killed Monday while working on a lawn tractor, according to Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler. 

Noah Lee Martin, 76, was discovered unresponsive under the mower around 8 p.m. Monday by a family member who had come to check on him at his home on Old Buffalo Church Road, Fowler said.

Martin was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Mr. Martin had the tractor raised off the ground by a motor hoist and was underneath the unit attempting to remove one of the blades from the mowing deck when the hoist toppled causing the tractor to fall pinning him between it and the ground. I have ruled the death an accident caused by suffocation," Fowler said.

The coroner said it appears the incident occurred sometime early Monday morning.

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