Richland Center man dies in tree-cutting accident

Richland Center, WI – 83-year-old Lester W. Mick died following a tree-cutting accident Tuesday afternoon. 

According to a news release from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Mick was cutting trees on his property around 1:42 PM.

Officials said his son, Robert “Wayne” Mick, was also on the property using a log splitter. 

Wayne heard “a bunch of limbs breaking in the woods” behind him, and he found that the tree Mick was cutting had fallen on top of him and pinned him underneath. 

Mick was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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