Campbell County Coroner Tom Eekhoff has released the name of a contractor who died early yesterday morning after getting caught in a hydraulic crusher. Eekhoff said 25-year-old, Josh Lee Wishard died from his injuries. Eekhoff said Wishard had an address in Wright. His next of kin is from Belle Fourche, SD.
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At 5:46 am on June 4th, emergency responders in Campbell County were dispatched for a fatal mine accident. Campbell County Undersheriff Scott Matheny said his office received an emergency call from the North Antelope Rochelle Mine.
“An RP (reporting party) called from the North Antelope Rochelle Mine to report a man had been crushed by hydraulics.”---Matheny
This information was provided at 8:30 Wednesday morning. Details are limited at this time, an update will be provided when available.