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Farmer, cows die from deadly manure pit fumes


AMHERST, Wis. -- A farmer in eastern Wisconsin has died after being overcome by deadly fumes from a manure holding tank on his farm.

The Portage County coroner said Wednesday that Michael Biadasz, 29, was found dead Monday along with at least 13 cows at Biadasz Farms near Amherst, which is about 140 miles northwest of Milwaukee..

WAOW-TV reported the farmer was found by other workers who arrived to haul away manure from the huge tank. Coroner Scott Rifleman said Biadasz was overcome by methane or sulfur oxide gas.


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