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Worker killed in Minneapolis construction accident

Updated: August 20, 2019 10:15 AM

A person has died after a workplace accident in Minneapolis on Monday.

Minneapolis Police said it happened at a worksite near 26th and University avenues.

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A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reporter saw OSHA at the scene of the accident.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction later said an employee was struck by a construction vehicle, which the company said was an Earth moving loader, while working on a project at the East Side Storage and Maintenance facility. The accident happened at about 9:30 a.m., and the employee was pronounced dead at the scene.

The company said it's the general contractor for the project, which is being done on behalf of the City of Minneapolis Public Works.

It also said it'd provide counselors and support to the employee's family and colleagues, and was cooperating fully with all involved in the investigation.

Jeff Hansen, CEO of Adolfson & Peterson, also said the following in the statement:

"We are deeply saddened by this terrible tragedy. The safety of our hard-working men and women is Adolfson & Peterson's highest priority. We are devastated to lose a well-respected member of our team. Our most sincere condolences are with the family and loved ones of this employee. We will do all we can to support them, as well as our employees, during this difficult time."

Police have released few details at this time, but more information is expected to be released at a later time.

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