A rural Hillsboro man died Tuesday at the scene of a construction accident that happened on Spring Coulee Road in the town of Coon. The accident occurred during a well drilling job by Kouba Well Drilling Inc. of Hillsboro.

The accident was reported to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office by a fellow employee at about 11:12 a.m. William Gene Verbsky, 62, died at the scene from injuries sustained during the accident.

The Coon Valley First Responders, Tri-State Ambulance and the Vernon County Coroner’s Office assisted at the scene. Picha’s Funeral Home of Hillsboro is providing services to the family.

This case remains under investigation by the sheriff’s Office.

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