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MnDOT pays $30K in worker death

Michael Struck, 39, was swept away by floodwaters last March while clearing debris from culverts on Highway 169 near Cleveland, Minnesota. An investigation found that the Minnesota Department of Transportation failed to ensure that the safety equipment Struck was using was positioned correctly.
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Michael Struck, 39, was swept away by floodwaters last March while clearing debris from culverts on Highway 169 near Cleveland, Minnesota. An investigation found that the Minnesota Department of Transportation failed to ensure that the safety equipment Struck was using was positioned correctly.

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