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UPDATE: Cause of Marathon Co. farm accident released

Paul Kloos died after a manure pit exploded Friday morning, according to the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department.

The 19-year-old is from Stratford. Officials said it happened in the township of Hull in Marathon County shortly after 8 a.m.

According to his obituary, he leaves behind numerous family members, including parents, a grandfather, a brother and a sister along with a fiance and soon to be daughter.

The machine malfunctioned while Kloos was pumping, according to Lt. Knoeck.


A manure pit explosion killed one person in Marathon County Friday morning, according to officials.

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Department said it happened just after 8 a.m. in the township of Hull.

No other information was released.


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