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Man killed in grain elevator accident in Buffalo Lake

October 28, 2012
The Journal

BUFFALO LAKE - A 28-year-old man was killed after falling 60 feet from a grain elevator he was working on in Buffalo Lake.

Renville County Sheriff's deputies was dispatched to the scene at 10:48 a.m. on Saturday, but they were unable to resuscitate him. Buffalo Lake Fire and Rescue and Buffalo Lake Ambulance were also dispatched to the scene.

The man was not an employee of the grain elevator, bu instead was a contract worker there on an expansion project for the elevator. The name of the victim is being withheld until his family is notified. Buffalo Lake Police Department, Renville County Sheriff's Office and OSHA is investigating the incident.



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