SE Minnesota Man, 67, Dies In Ladder Fall
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GRANGER, Minn. (AP) – A southeastern Minnesota man has died after falling off a ladder.
The Fillmore County sheriff’s office says 67-year-old Gary James Pratt of Harmony died in Tuesday’s accident.
Pratt fell from a ladder while painting a barn at his home in Granger, near the Iowa border, and was pronounced dead shortly afterward.
Sheriff’s Capt. John DeGeorge says in a news release that scaffolding that was supporting a ladder apparently tipped backward, causing the fall.
KAGE Radio reports the Fillmore County sheriff’s office and the Howard County, Iowa, medical examiner are still investigating.
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