Worker Killed in Gravel Pit Accident

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Jun 19, 2012 at 7:37 am

PIERZ, MN (KNSI) - A Pierz man has died in an accident in a gravel pit just west of that city Sunday night.

Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel says a runaway forklift struck and killed 24 year-old Michael Lodermeier.

It occurred as Lodermeier tried to put a pick-up onto a trailer with a forklift, but the forklift quit running. Lodermeier then got a tractor and tried to pull the forklift toward the trailer, but the forklift started rolling faster than the tractor and collided with the back of the tractor.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office was conducting an autopsy.

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