MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Zumbrota say a 62-year-old man was killed after an accident involving a boom truck Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, emergency crews responded around 12:15 p.m. to a residence on Parkview Circle. There, officials say James Mueller of Pine Island was suspended in the air, operating controls in the bucket of a boom truck when the boom arm broke off from the truck.

Despite lifesaving efforts, the 62-year-old was pronounced dead. Officials say the boom truck was owned by the victim’s tree service.

The incident remains under investigation.

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