Police: 5-Year-Old Falls Out Of Skid Loader Bucket, Dies

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 5-year-old boy has died after falling out of the bucket of a skid loader, and then getting crushed by the machine, authorities said.

The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office got a call at 6:29 p.m. on Thursday that a boy had been injured in a skid loader accident at his residence on Sunset Trail in Cannon Falls Township.

Matthew Mallett was riding in the bucket of the skid loader, driven by his great aunt Gail Henderson, 49, who lives at the same address.

Mallett fell out of the bucket and was crushed. After transported to Cannon Falls Hospital, he died from his injuries.

The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

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