Farmer dies after tractor incident
A 75-YEAR-OLD Parkes district farmer has died after suffering severe chest injuries when a tractor ran over him.
Les Barnes was injured on his property 25km west of Parkes about 12:30pm on Friday.
He died in Orange Base Hospital on Friday night.
Mr Barnes reportedly was trying to jump start a tractor with another vehicle.
He was positioned between the two vehicles.
The tractor apparently engaged suddenly and moved forward, running over him.
Mr Barnes was found a short while later by his wife, who called emergency services.