A 63-year-old man of Munxar Gozo was found lifeless in a field by the police on Monday night.
In a statement the police said that the man was found in a field on Triq Ras il-Bajjad in Munxar, Gozo.
The man who had been reported missing to the police around two hours earlier, was found beneath a tractor during the search.
Members of the Civil Protection Department were deployed on site to assist in extracting the body from beneath the machinery.
He was pronounced dead on site by a doctor from the health centre.
Duty magistrate Bridgette Sultana is leading the inquiry.
The police are investigating the case.