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Colfax man dies after being pinned under tractor

A 73-year-old Colfax man has died as the result of a farm accident.

James Kiesow of rural Colfax died after becoming pinned under a tractor.

On Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6:02 p.m., the Dunn County 911 Center received a report of a male pinned under a tractor on CTH A in the Town of Colfax, Dunn County.

Colfax Fire, Colfax Ambulance and the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene.  The WI State Patrol also responded to the scene.  Mayo med flight was also requested to respond to the scene.

Kiesow was found pinned under the tire of a small older tractor.  He had been using the tractor and a rotary mower on his property.  Kiesow was extricated from under the tractor and was transported by med flight to Mayo- Eau Claire but was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The incident remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office.

In the Sheriff Department’s initial press release, it had incorrectly listed Kiesow’s age as 76.

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