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Sheriff identifies man killed while working with concrete boom truck in Meeker County

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office and OSHA are investigating.

The worker killed at a construction site in Meeker County last week has been identified as 34-year-old Sergio Esquivel Torres, according to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office. 

Torres, who had no permanent address, was working with a 20-year-old Litchfield man Friday morning in Harvey Township – along Hwy. 22 a few miles northwest of Litchfield –  when a concrete boom truck tipped over and trapped both men. 

Torres died at the scene, while the 20-year-old Litchfield man was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital. He has since been released from the hospital, according to the update from the sheriff's office. 

"The initial investigation revealed the stabilizing platform for the concrete boom truck gave way, causing the boom to fall to the ground," the initial press release from the sheriff's office said. "The two individuals were struck by the boom as it fell."

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An investigation is ongoing and OSHA has been notified. The name of the company whom employed the workers has not been released. 

A concrete boom truck, also known as a concrete pump, moves concrete liquid to locations at construction sites. The boom of the concrete truck is essentially a robotic arm that helps workers put the liquid concrete where they need it to go. 

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