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Cut Bank man dies in northwest Montana accident

Posted at 8:29 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 22:29:36-04

KALISPELL – A Cut Bank man is dead after getting pinned between the bucket and the frame of a Bobcat skidster

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said Raymond Christiaens, 55, died at Kalispell Regional Medical Center on Saturday after the accident that happened at his Bigfork cabin on Echo Cabin Loop Road.

Flathead County dispatch received the call around 4 p.m. Saturday from a neighbor. Curry says that Christiaens had been working on the skidster with the bucket up in the air when the bucket hydraulics failed.

He later died at the hospital.