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Worker killed when backhoe tips on him at Ft. Snelling park

A contract worker for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was killed at Fort Snelling State Park when a backhoe tipped and fell on him, WCCO reports. Rescuers were not able to immediately recover the body from under the heavy piece of equipment, officials said. It was his first day on a pond-dredging project.
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A contract worker for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was killed at Fort Snelling State Park when a backhoe tipped and fell on him, WCCO reports. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It was his first day on a pond-dredging project, WCCO says.

He was putting planks down on muddy ground for the backhoe to add stability when the machine tipped, the Pioneer Press reports.

The accident happened at about 10 a.m. and the body was recovered in early afternoon, the Star Tribune reports. The worker's identity was not immediately released. He worked for SM Hentges of Jordan, Minn., the newspaper reports.

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