MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 52-year-old man died Wednesday evening in a farming-related accident north of Twin Cities metro, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities responded around 7:22 p.m. to the 30000 block of 245th Avenue in Krain Township.READ MORE: How Do U Of M-Developed Apple Varieties Get Their Names?
According to the sheriff’s office, a family member found 52-year-old Daniel Wielenberg of Albany under an overturned gravity box. They were able to remove the box by using a skid steer; however, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: Demolition Begins On St. Paul's Midway Shopping Center, Heavily Damaged During Unrest
Investigators say it appears the box overturned after Wielenberg attempted to break a corn bridge forming over the top of the gravity box.MORE NEWS: Cortez Banks Charged In Crystal Knife Attack; Victims Expected To Survive
No additional details are available at this time.