JACKSON, Wis. — A 56-year-old Washington County man died after he was crushed by a 4,000-pound piece of machinery Monday night.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the victim's wife called 911 after she came home in the 2000 block of Spring Valley Road just after 9 p.m. and found him pinned under a backhoe attachment that had been sitting on wood blocks in the yard. A backhoe is a type of excavating equipment.
An investigation suggests the victim tried to drive a lawn mower underneath the backhoe boom and caught part of the mower on the backhoe bucket. That caused the 4,000-piece to fall onto the man.
He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.