MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) is investigating after an employee was killed at a construction site Tuesday afternoon at Lake Phalen.

According to the St. Paul Fire Department, paramedics responded around 3 p.m. to Phalen Boulevard and Maryland Ave E to the scene of a traumatic injury.

Todd Libra, Project Manager and Part Owner of Acoustic Associates identified the worker as Corey Buerke. The 38-year-old employee from Cottage Grove was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry says the construction worker was killed after an object fell on him.

“This was a tragic accident and we at Acoustic Associates are all affected by this,” said Libra.

OSHA is looking into what caused the fatal accident.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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