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Litchfield man killed in workplace accident

LITCHFIELD – A Litchfield man was killed Wednesday in an industrial accident at a Watkins business.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Todd Shoutz, 51, died at the scene of the incident, which was reported at 11:36 a.m. at a business in the 500 block of Fourth Street North.

Shoutz, a maintenance worker at the business, was reportedly working on a machine and became pinned in a piece of equipment, according to a news release.

Rescue workers were able to free Shoutz from the equipment and began life-saving efforts, but he succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene.

Meeker County sheriff's deputies, Watkins Ambulance, Watkins Fire Department and Life Link III responded to the scene.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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