Man dies in well drilling accident in Vernon County

A man was killed in a well drilling accident in the township of Coon.

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office says, a worker from Kouba Well Drilling Inc. died from injuries sustained in an accident Tuesday morning.

William Gene Verbsky, 62, of rural Hillsboro, died at the scene.

Coon Valley First Responders, Tri-State Ambulance, and the Vernon County Coroner’s Office assisted the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.