Wis. man asphyxiates in barn hole

Posted Wednesday, August 28, 2013 --- 6:59 p.m.

TOWN OF MITCHELL, Wis. (AP) -- Sheboygan County authorities say a 60-year-old man has died while digging a hole in a barn.

Emergency crews were called after 4 p.m. Tuesday to the Town of Mitchell. The victim was found in a 3-foot hole he was digging inside the barn.

Douglas Orzechowski was pronounced dead. He lived at the property.

The Sheboygan County coroner ruled the victim died of accidental positional asphyxiation, meaning he had gotten into a position where he could not breathe.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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