MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A welding company employee who was killed in a Dayton explosion last Wednesday has been identified.
On Wednesday, July 8, at 9:17 a.m., police say the 37-year-old man was welding on a pontoon float at Crystal Welding when the explosion happened.READ MORE: Kim Potter Trial, Dec. 3 Live Updates: 13th Juror Selected, 1 More Needed
When emergency responders arrived, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries.READ MORE: St. Paul Police: 1 Arrested In Fatal Stabbing, City’s 35th Homicide Of The Year
On Monday, the victim was identified as Andrew James Hente of Osseo by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. He died from blunt force injuries to the head.MORE NEWS: Anoka-Hennepin Extending Winter Break For Mental Health Needs, Staff Shortage
Authorities say the incident was an accident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Dayton police are investigating.