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Tuesday accident leads to death

An accident near Lakeside Foods in New Richmond at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday led to the death of one man.

Eugene Hakes, of Cadott, was cutting a water pipe when his saw kicked back, striking his throat.

The New Richmond Ambulance Service responded and transported Hakes to Westfields Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Hakes was working for A-1 Excavating at the time of the accident. The company had been contracted by the city to install new water meters near Lakeside Foods.

No one else was injured.

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