Lebanon man dies in farming accident

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call to assist the Lebanon Fire Department with a farming accident in the 42000 block of Green Mountain Drive, northeast of Lebanon at 12:14 p.m. on Aug. 29.

Deputies learned Robert Leeland Prock, 58, of Lebanon, was moving irrigation pipe at the location.

Prock is a handyman for the property owner Miriam Lucille Brazel, 86, of Lebanon. Prock was with his three sons, ages 13, 11 and 8.

Prock and his 11-year-old son were attempting to remove dirt from inside of the 40-foot pipe. Prock’s son was using his foot to steady the end of the pipe and Prock was lifting the pipe to a vertical position.

The pipe struck an overhead 12,000 volt electrical wire, approximately 22 feet above the ground and both were shocked. Prock collapsed and went unconscious, sustaining exit wounds on the bottom of his feet. Prock’s son was uninjured.

Two of the boys ran to Brazel’s house to get help, while the 13-year-old son performed CPR on Prock.

Peter J. Obrien, 59, of Lebanon, was at Brazel’s house during this time and responded to Prock’s location to help with CPR.

LFD transported Prock to the Lebanon Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is continuing.