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Worker dies in fall from Buffalo Lake, Minn., grain elevator

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OLIVIA -- A 28-year-old worker fell to his death Saturday morning from the grain elevator in Buffalo Lake.

The Renville County Sheriff's Office said it received several 911 calls at 10:48 a.m. Saturday that a worker had fallen some 60 feet from the elevator building.

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Ambulance crews attempted to resuscitate him but he died at the scene from his injuries, the Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff Scott Hable said the man was working at the elevator as a contractor for an expansion project. His name is being withheld until relatives are notified.

The Buffalo Lake Ambulance, Buffalo Lake Fire and Rescue, Buffalo Lake Police Department, Renville County Sheriff's Office and a Lifelink III helicopter all responded to the scene.

Further investigation of the accident will be conducted by the Buffalo Lake Police Department, Renville County Sheriff's Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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