BARRON COUNTY -- Nathan Hecker of Stone Lake, WI, died after a logging incident in Barron County Monday, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

Press Release

On Monday afternoon, March 23, 2020, at 12:45 pm, the Barron County Dispatch Center received a 911 call of a logging accident in a wooded area west of Barron.

The incident occurred in a parcel of woods caused from a 2019 blowdown storm near Hwy 8 and CTH TT, Barron County, WI.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with Mayo Ambulance, Barron Fire Department, First Responders, Lifelink Helicopter, and Barron County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene.

Initial investigation shows Nathan P. Hecker, age 56, of Stone Lake, WI was repairing a piece equipment on a log skidding machine when he became pinned between the cab and engine compartment.

Hecker died at the scene.

Per Chris Fitzgerald


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