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Man dies in gravel pit accident near Fairfax, Minn.

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FAIRFAX -- A 24-year-old man died Tuesday after becoming entangled in a moving conveyor belt in a gravel pit near Fairfax in Renville County.

According to a news release, the Renville County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about noon Tuesday reporting an industrial accident in the gravel pit along 610th Avenue southwest of Fairfax. The caller said that a worker had become entangled in a piece of machinery and had suffered an amputation.

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