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Ridgeland man dies in Chetek construction accident

CHETEK — A 65-year-old Ridgeland man died September 8 in a construction accident in Chetek when a wall collapsed.

Craig “Juice” Wirth died when he was apparently struck by debris at the demolition site of a building.

According to his obituary, in 1976, Wirth and his brother, Brian, started Wirth Brothers Excavating.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Chetek Police Department and the Barron County medical examiner’s office are investigating the accident.