Local man killed in farm accident involving hay grinder

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TERRETON — Authorities are investigating a fatality farm accident that occurred at 1025 North 1825 East in Jefferson County on Friday afternoon.

Jefferson County Sheriff deputies and the West Jefferson Fire Department responded to the accident at about 2:30 p.m.

Investigators discovered C.J. Frizzell, 36, of Rexburg, was working to remove a blockage from a grinding tub feeder used to grind hay to feed cattle, according to a news release.

While attempting to remove the blockage, Frizzell became entangled in the feeder’s rotor, which caused his death. The Jefferson County coroner declared him dead on the scene.

He is survived by his wife Nikki, who graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg on Friday, six children and an unborn baby that is weeks away from birth, according to the family’s GoFundMe account.

To help with funeral expenses or to support the family visit the GoFundMe here.

CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article C.J. Frizzell’s name was misspelled.

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