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Man dies in Dane County farm accident; became entangled in equipment while spreading manure


MADISON, Wisconsin — Dane County authorities have released details about the death of a man in farm accident.

The medical examiner says 60-year-old Richard A. Schmitt, of Plain, died of injuries he suffered when he became entangled in the equipment he was operating Saturday afternoon. He had been hired to spread manure at the farm.

The sheriff's office says the property owner called 911 when he found Schmitt unconscious and not breathing.

Emergency responders tried to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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