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Sibley man dies after backhoe incident

A 39-year-old Sibley, Iowa, man is dead after getting pinned underneath a backhoe southeast of Harris Friday afternoon.

John Robert Hibma was working in a trench when he became pinned underneath the equipment. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office received the report at approximately 1:35 p.m. Friday.

Hibma was transported to the Osceola Community Hospital, Sibley, where he died from his injuries.

Assisting at the scene were the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Osceola County Ambulance Service, Dickinson County Sheriff's Office and Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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