WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Police have released the name of a 52-year-old man killed in a demolition accident in eastern Minnesota.

The victim is identified as William Abts of Fountain City, Wis. He was doing demolition work when a wall apparently partially collapsed on him.

Police say Abts was using a torch to cut rebar when a large piece of concrete fell on top of him. He was pronounced dead at Winona Health.

The Winona Daily News says the victim was working with a partner when the accident happened about 4 p.m. Monday.

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WCCO-TV’s Mike Binkley Reports

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