New Richmond (WQOW) - A Cadott man has been killed in an industrial accident.
It happened on Tuesday in New Richmond. Police say Eugene Hakes was using a saw to cut water mains when the saw kicked back and caught him in the neck. Hakes died. He was 33. OSHA is investigating.
Hakes worked for A-1 Excavating out of Bloomer. That company was recently cited by OSHA for allegedly violating safety standards on a trench job in Weston. OSHA is calling for almost $700,000 in penalties. A-1 is contesting the citations in that case.