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Sheriff: 40-year-old man dies in northern Minn. industrial accident

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn. — The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says a worker died in an industrial accident Wednesday.

According to the sheriff’s office, emergency responders were dispatched shortly before 3 p.m. to a gravel pit near Highway 33 and Sunset Lake Drive in Industrial Township, which is located north of Cloquet.

There, a Northland Construction employee was found deceased at a gravel pit in “what appears to be an industrial accident,” the sheriff’s office said.

At the time of the accident, the victim – a 40-year-old man from Culver – was working with a large piece of equipment. There were other workers in the general area, but the victim was alone at the time of the incident, authorities said.

“He was found by another employee and was already deceased,” the sheriff’s office said in a release.

The sheriff’s office, along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, are investigating the death. 

Source: CBS Minnesota

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