LEBANON TWP., NJ – Officials are investigating the death of a man who died earlier today in an apparent accident.

The investigation is being conducted by the office of Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III and Lebanon Township police, according to a joint statement released this afternoon by Kearns and Lebanon Township Police Chief Jack Gale.

Kearns identified the victim as Randall Smith, 33, of the township. The accident happened on Forge Hill Road here.

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“A preliminary investigation revealed Mr. Smith died from injuries suffered while repairing farm equipment” at the farm on Forge Hill Road, Kearns stated.

High Bridge Fire and Rescue and Hunterdon Medical Center Paramedics responded to the scene.

 “This appears to be a tragic accident,” Kearns added “and our condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Smith during this difficult time.”