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Sheriff: One person killed in SE Minnesota incident involving power lines

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said a person was on a self-propelled motor boom that was elevated and made contact with power lines.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 8:47 AM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 2:09 PM

BYRON, Minn. - Authorities said one person died Thursday morning in an accident at Duke Aerial.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said a person was on a self-propelled motor boom that was elevated and made contact with power lines.

The accident was reported at 7:07 a.m in the 600 block of Barbaree Lane SE in Byron.

Byron Fire responded and Xcel Energy assisted to turn off the power.

(A previous version of this story had an incorrect name for the business involved)

 

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