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Man dies in Denmark Township tractor accident

At 10:14 a.m. this morning, Nov. 14, 2008, the Washington County Sheriff's Office received a call to respond to 13200 Point Douglas Road S. in Denmark Township for a medical involving a male who had been run over by a tractor. Eugene Joseph Becker, a 71-year-old man from Hastings, died at the scene from his injuries. The incident, according to the press release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, appears to be an accident and occurred with tree removal was being performed on the property. There was no one operating the tractor when the incident occurred. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner and personnel from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) responded to the scene.