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Man dies after being shocked by power cord at New Ulm farm

The 46-year-old died at the scene.
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A man was killed in an accident involving a power cord at a farm in New Ulm at the weekend.

The incident was reported at 12:50 p.m. at a farm site on 625th Avenue, with the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office receiving a report of an unresponsive male.

Deputies arrived to find the man, 46-year-old Steven Franta, being tended to by family members. They took over lifesaving measures, but Franta was declared dead at the scene.

"It appears that Franta had been accidentally shocked from a power cord at the farm site and succumbed to his injuries," the sheriff's office said.

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