STONE LAKE– A Stone Lake man was killed in a logging accident west of Barron on Monday, March 23, after becoming pinned between the cab and the engine compartment of a log skidding machine.

Nathan P. Hecker, 56, was repairing a piece of equipment on the log skidder when he became trapped, according to the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

The dispatch center received a 911 call reporting the accident at 12:45 p.m. on March 23. It occurred in a parcel of woods knocked over during a 2019 blowdown storm near Hwy. 8 and Hwy. TT, according to the release.

Hecker died at the scene. 

The Barron County Sheriff's Department, Mayo Ambulance, Barron Fire Department, First Responders, Life Link Helicopter, and the Barron County Medical Examiner's Office responded to the scene.

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