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Name released in fatal baler accident

Name released in fatal farm accident

MENOMONIE — The name of the man killed in a hay baler accident was released Tuesday.

Danny Eckert, 67, of Menomonie was caught in a round baler and found dead on Monday.

According to a news release from the Dunn County sheriff’s office, at 2:57 p.m. on Monday a man was reported trapped in a hay baler in the 6900 block of 513th Street, town of Menomonie.

Dunn County deputies and the Menomonie Fire Department arrived on the scene and discovered that Eckert was dead.

Also assisting on the scene was the Dunn County medical examiner’s office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

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