Skip to main content

Man killed by exploding tire at western Wisconsin farm

The freak accident happened Friday morning.

A man was killed in western Wisconsin when a wagon tire exploded as he worked on it.

The man, who has not yet been identified, died on a farm in Spring Brook Township in Dunn County just after 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

He suffered fatal head trauma as he changed a wheel on a wagon that is used to haul silage, the Dunn County Sheriff's Office said.

He was in the process of inflating the tire when it depressurized, causing the escaping air to launch the tire and rim directly at the man.

Responders arrived to find he'd suffered severe head injuries, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation, with the deceased's name expected to be released once family has been notified.

Find more BMTN stories by following us on Flipboard.

Next Up

George Floyd, protest

Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video

The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 2.12.05 PM

Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host

She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 1.16.21 PM

Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure

The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.

ShutterflyGoogle

Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility

The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.

millcitymuseum_hr1

Mill City Museum in the running to be named best history museum in the U.S.

The museum offers scenic views of the Mississippi River.

HolmgrenMugRamseyCo

Man charged with attempted murder of White Bear Lake police officer

Daniel Holmgren Jr., 33, was being served an arrest warrant at the time of the incident.

image

Gallery: 1,000-acre Wisconsin resort listed for nearly $4.3M

The lush landscape features a creek and private lake.

school bus

Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy

Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.

basketball unsplash stock

North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement

Head Coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he let his players decide amongst themselves.

Pixabay - school - classroom

These are the nominees for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Education Minnesota has nominated 131 teachers from across the state.

Related

The 19-year-old man critically injured in farm accident has died

Kaleb Fischer was severely injured while repairing a manure spreader.

grain bin

Man, 64, dies after getting trapped in corn bin

It's the second fatal accident of its kind this month.

Woman killed in freak lawnmower accident in western Wisconsin

It happened in Trempealeau County, south of Osseo.

railroad crossing, train crossing

Minnesota woman, 70, killed by train in western Wisconsin

Reports say she was on her way to go fishing with a family member.