EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office confirms the person who died in a skid steer accident this week was a recently retired deputy from the department.

Paul Zurek, who had turned 53 on Saturday, was found dead at his home in Eau Claire County Monday.

According to his obituary, Zurek had spent 31 years with the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office.

In Monday’s release announcing the death, the sheriff’s office said that Zurek, who wasn’t named in the release, was working on machinery when his skid steer shifted and pinned him.