FAIRFAX – The Renville County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report Wednesday afternoon of a male who sustained a possible head injury while working in a hog barn in the 48000 block of 660th Avenue, approximately one mile northeast of Fairfax. When emergency responders arrived, they discovered a man, 57-year-old Douglas Pomplun of Burtrum, on the floor of the barn with a head injury. Emergency responders provided lifesaving measures to Pomplun. Pomplun was transported from the scene to an awaiting Air Care helicopter. Despite resuscitation efforts by emergency crews, Pomplun was pronounced dead before he could be transported by the helicopter.  

The preliminary investigation revealed that Pomplun was repairing panels in the hog barn when he sustained the injury. Assisting on scene were the Fairfax Ambulance Service, CentraCare Ambulance, North Air Care and the Fairfax Police Department. The incident remains under investigation by the Renville County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.