A farmer died in an accident with a tractor on Sunday evening in Sternenberg ZH. As the Zurich canton police wrote in a message, the 57-year-old was on a tractor with an attached rotary haymaker on a steep slope at around 6.30 p.m. During a driving maneuver, the tractor slipped for unknown reasons and fell around 300 meters down the slope, with the vehicle overturning several times.
The 57-year-old was thrown out of the tractor and trapped under the machine. He suffered severe injuries and died at the scene of the accident. Due to the difficult topographic conditions, the recovery of the tractor was postponed to Monday morning. The exact cause of the accident is being investigated.